PLUS will add 11 more Automated Awareness Safety System (AWAS) cameras will be added along the North-South Highway.
The number adds to the 19 currently in place.
Priority will be given to the stretch near the Menora Tunnel.
11 more Automated Awareness Safety System (AWAS) cameras will be added along the North-South Highway (PLUS).
The installation will take place in phases. According to the Deputy Minister of Transportation, Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar, the locations will be determined after studies by PLUS Malaysia Berhad and the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research. Results from the research will be ready later this year.
The 11 new AWAS cameras will supplement the 19 currently in place. The sites chosen for the will consist of stretches that are accident prone and have caused many casualties.
Priority will be given to the Menora Tunnel near Ipoh, Perak. The hilly and winding stretch has seen many serious accidents and deaths over the decades.
There was an earlier talk about installing the system along the first Penang Bridge but there was no mention about it this time. The bridge has seen its share of fatal accidents including the recent one in which an SUV rolled over the barrier and crashed into the sea.
PLUS will undertake the costs of installation and maintenance, estimated at RM 3 million each.
Do note that AWAS cameras can detect motorcycles, too.
Please click on the link below to find out how an AWAS (previously known as AES) camera works.