Man gets speeding ticket due to AES blunder 

(The Sun Daily) – A blunder by the AES (Automated Enforcement System) control centre in Perak caused a factory manager in Penang to be erroneously slapped with a speeding summons, Sin Chew Daily reported yesterday.

To rub salt into the wound, state Road Transport Department (RTD) officials he approached gave him the runaround and eventually told him to write to their director-general to resolve the matter.

Factory manager CK Leong, who drives a black Toyota Harrier with plate number PKR 181, received the summons on Oct 18 stating that his vehicle was captured going at 145kmph at Km204.6 of the North-South Expressway at 12.34pm on Oct 10.

Upon checking the summons, he found that the actual vehicle caught speeding was a white Toyota Camry with the number plate PKR 1811.

The ticket indicated that Leong must settle the compound fine of RM300 by Dec 11, failing which he will have to appear at the magistrate’s court in Taiping on Jan 7.

Leong, 34, said he approached the local RTD office but none of the officers knew how to deal with the matter although he brought his vehicle along and pointed out to them the glaring error in the AES summons.

The officers gave him the address of the RTD director-general in Putrajaya and told him to write to explain his case.

An irate Leong told a press conference at Bukit Mertajam on Sunday that apart from writing to the RTD chief, he had also lodged a police report.

Padang Lalang assemblyman Tan Cheong Heng said it was a clear case of human error committed by the AES control centre in Perak which obtained Leong’s particulars from the RTD’s database.

He said the centre should have checked and compared the colour and make of Leong’s vehicle with the speeding car before sending out the summons notice.