JOHOR BARU: Electronic "eyes" will soon be monitoring motorists along the North-South Expressway (PLUS).
Under the first phase of the Road Transport Department and police electronic enforcement system, speedsters and those who break other traffic rules will be brought to book.
More than 100 strategically-placed speed cameras will record offences 24-hours a day. Images of the speeding vehicles will be relayed to traffic control centres and the RTD for verification and issuance of summonses.
Strategic traffic lights in Shah Alam would also be fitted with cameras.
Transport Ministry secretary-general Datuk Zakaria Bahari said the placement of 1,000 cameras along the expressway nationwide was expected to see an almost 100 per cent increase in summonses.
He said the second phase would see the e-enforcement extended nationwide with the focus on those beating traffic lights and speeding.
The third phase would see stricter enforcement of another 10 traffic offences, he said after launching the 48th annual general meeting of the Road Safety Council here yesterday.
Meanwhile, RTD director of enforcement, Salim Parlan, said RTD booths would be set up at all 36 major bus terminals nationwide to ensure bus operators adhered to the department's safety and efficiency regulations.
Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research director-general Prof Dr Radin Umar said the institute was carrying out studies on how Malaysians drove for submission to the RTD.
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