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Friday, 21 April 2017 | MYT 9:35 PM

No demerit points for beating amber light, says JPJ

PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has clarified that there are no demerit points for driving through when the traffic light is amber.

It said in a statement Friday that the KEJARA demerit points system only involved beating the red light and speeding.

The statement was in response to social media going abuzz that drivers will be penalised points under the system if they beat the amber light.

Under the KEJARA system, which came into force on April 15, drivers risk having their licence suspended or even banned from driving if they chalk up a certain number of points.

The department further denied that 400 Automatic Enforcement System (AES) cameras will be installed nationwide.

It said currently there were 14 such cameras and the number would be increased from time to time.

It advised the public not to be easily taken in by what was said on social media but instead refer to the authorities to get the correct information. - Bernama