The government really wants to keep an eye on you.
Still celebrating the fact that fuel prices are down for the fifth consecutive week
? Don't worry, our Big Brother has found a way to dampen your mood.
Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi revealed on Wednesday that about 100 more Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras will be installed
Abdul Aziz told Bernama
in a report that the cameras will be installed at strategic locations around the country, such as highways and federal roads.
The installation of the AES cameras, reportedly set to start next year, will ensure that road users complied with traffic rules at all times, Abdul Aziz said.
Oh, the AES cameras will reportedly be a 24-hour enforcement system, so yeah, you can be sure that they are always watching.
Abdul Aziz told the news agency that the government is under a lot of pressure to reduce the accident rate by at least 50 per cent by the year 2020, and installing more AES cameras is the best way to help achieve that target.
“We (the government) also do not want human capital loss due to accidents, therefore, the AES is the best method since it is impartial, because the cameras do not recognise people, and will record all vehicles,” he was quoted by Bernama as saying.
Well, to be fair, Malaysia do have one of the highest road fatalities in the world.
In the World Health Ranking 2011, Malaysia was ranked 20th in its list of countries with the most deaths caused by road accidents
A research by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety (Miros) revealed that an average of 18 people lose their lives on the road daily, and the number could rise to 29 by 2020.
So guys, the installation of these AES cameras is for your own good, really.