KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 — The speed limit along federal and state roads will be reduced by 10km per hour (km/h) from Aug 12 till Aug 26 during the festive season, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.
Hence, he said the speed limit along federal roads would be 80km/h and state roads (70km/h) for two weeks as a measure to reduce accidents during the festive season.
Speaking to reporters after launching the Aidilfitri Integrated Road Safety Campaign at the South Integrated Terminal here today, he said heavy commercial vehicles other that those ferrying perishable goods were barred from using expressways on Aug 17, 18, 25 and 26.
On the Automated Enforcement System (AES), he said it was still at the trial stage and was expected to be fully operational later this year.
He said the system had been installed at 10 blackspots and was being tested before they come into operation in stages.
As a warning to motorists, notice boards on zone speed cameras will be put up within two km from the location, he added.
Kong said JPJ would conduct inspections on public transport at 32 major terminals while JPJ officers would disguise as passengers on board express buses during the festive season. — Bernama