Awas, Kejara To Be Implemented By April

Posted on: 2017-01-18


KUALA LUMPUR: The Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) and the Kejara demerit point system are expected to be implemented by April this year.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said there would also be an additional seven Awas cameras, on top of the existing 14, to be installed nationwide, including one in Pagoh where a recent fatal bus crash took place.

"The Road Transport Department is in the midst of upgrading its system. We should be able to see system implemented in two to three months," he said, adding that he hoped it would reduce the number of road accidents in the country.

Earlier in his speech, Liow noted that there has been a total of 521,466 road accidents recorded in 2016 compared to 489,606 in 2015, with a total of 7,152 and 6,706 deaths respectively for the two years.

Liow also did not dismiss the possibility of reviewing the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees of RM10 for five years for non-Malaysian registered vehicles entering the country to mirror that of Singapore, once the system kicks in.

Singapore currently charges S$35 (RM109) for VEP and toll charges on foreign cars.

His statement came after the republic introduced a S$6.40 (RM20) reciprocal road charge to foreign-registered cars mirroring Malaysia, on top of the VEP and toll charges.

"Yes, we will review and study from time to time. We will also continue engaging the Singapore government, and get all the feedback before making a decision," he said.


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