The Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) will be implemented by May, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.
He said the system was a combination of the Kejara demerit point system and the Automated Enforcement System (AES).
“The system will be implemented soon after the Road Transport Act is amended. I will be tabling the amendment in Parliament next month and I hope for it to be implemented by May,” he told reporters at Parliament lobby yesterday.
He said he was confident that the system would be implemented after the amendment was passed as the required infrastructure was ready.
He said Awas would serve to discipline road users and integrate the demerit point system with AES.
“Those who have collected 20 demerit points will first be issued a warning. When it reaches 40 points, they will be suspended and finally when it is 60 points, their licence will be cancelled,” he said.
He said the ministry was looking to install more AES cameras nationwide as there were only 14 at present.
“We have to put more AES cameras in all states, especially in accident prone areas, and we will engage local leaders to identify the locations,” he said, adding that current summonses held by traffic offenders would not be taken into account once the new system was implemented.