25 July 2005

Online hall of shame for traffic offenders

Malaysia has set up an online hall of shame where the public can post pictures of traffic offenders as part of a campaign to instill discipline and safety on roads", the Mail & Guardian reports.

"The website,
Pandu cermat, was launched on Tuesday and will be used to catch offenders who usually get away because of a lack of enforcement, said Transport Minister Chan Kong Choy.

Pandu cermat in the local Bahasa Malayu language means drive carefully. People can upload pictures of violators snapped with cell phones or digital cameras, Chan said.

"We will redirect the photos and details to the Road Transport Department or traffic police for action," he said.

It is not clear how the site administrators can identify doctored pictures or how officials will verify the authenticity of the shots.

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