KUALA LUMPUR: The “it is not me” excuse will not work for motorists captured on the latest police cameras because the authorities have gone HD (high definition).
“The “LTI20-20 TruCAM” captures sharp images. It can show clearly the registration number of the vehicle.
“If taken from the right angle, even the driver and passenger in the vehicle can be seen clearly,” federal traffic deputy chief Asst Comm Mohd Fuad Abd Latiff told The Star at Bukit Aman here.
Tens of thousands of the 285,000 motorists found speeding within the last four months have been caught with the use of five newly-acquired HD cameras and the other 36 laser speed detectors.
“That shows an average of 2,375 motorists caught speeding each day,” ACP Mohd Fuad said, adding that the photographic evidence had caused the number of disputes against the summonses issued to reduce drastically.
“We are in the process of purchasing another 25 of the HD cameras.”
He added that the police intended to phase out the laser speed detectors.