SEPANG: Road users will be given a grace period of two weeks until April 15 when the Demerit Points System (Kejara) takes effect.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that while the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) kicked off on April 1, traffic offenders will only begin accumulating demerit points from April 15.
“We are giving all road users a grace period of two weeks. By April 15, we will gazette the demerit system.
“For now, this is a trial run. Road users who are caught on our automated cameras within this trial period for speeding or beating traffic lights will be sent notifications,” said Liow at a press conference after launching the Fifth Global Meeting of Non-governmental Organisations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims here.
At present, there are 14 automated enforcement system (AES) cameras installed nationwide, and Liow said this will be increased “from time to time”.
The Kejara system will look to clamp down on two offences — speeding and running the red light — and more offences are expected to be included in the future.
Under Kejara, motorists start with 20 points each and their driving licence will be revoked once all these are deducted.-thestar