New device to catch errant motorists to be used at Causeway

Johor is all set to use automated number plate recognition devices to nab vehicle owners with outstanding traffic summonses and warrants.

The officer in charge of the Johor Baru South police district, Assistant Commissioner Sulaiman Salleh, said one of the devices would be installed at the Causeway by next week and offenders would be stopped at the checkpoint, The Star reported.

He said the district had already received three of the devices, one of which would be permanently set up at the Johor Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex.

"The other two portable devices will be used during special operations," he told reporters.

The first offender to be caught by the device on Thursday was a man driving a scrapped car with a fake registration number.

AC Sulaiman said the camera on the devices would be linked to tablets with a database of traffic offenders.

The device would alert officers if any passing vehicle was on the database.

This article was first published on Feb 13, 2016.
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