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Awas, Kejara Will Be Enforced Upon Cabinet Approval

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) and Demerit Point System (Kejara) would be enforced upon approval by the Cabinet, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow.

He said the amendment to the Road Transport Act with regard to the systems was approved by parliament in May.

“We will implement Awas and Kejara together and both systems are in the process of being merged.

“We need a little more time to get the Cabinet approval,” he told a media conference after launching the National Road Safety Campaign and ‘Ops Bersepadu’, in conjunction with Aidilfitri 2016 here, today.

Liow said the systems were scheduled to be enforced last May but had to be deferred due to technical problems and hitches involving the RTD Act and police.

“We hope it would have a big impact in reducing road accidents. It is also a step forward as many countries had implemented the systems.

“We cannot be left behind in our effort to reduce road accidents and fatalities,” he said.

On Ops Bersepadu, Liow said the RTD enforcement operation would start from June 29 and end on July 13.

Earlier in his speech, he said load restriction on vehicles would be enforced by RTD and police before Aidilfitri on July 2 and July 3, and after the celebration on July 9 and July 10.

Liow also said the speed limit for federal roads would be lowered to 80 kmph from 90 kmph while that for state roads, to 70kmph from 80kmph. – BERNAMA

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