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The total number of accidents on the North-South Expressway (PLUS) increased in 2014 compared to the year before. A total of 12,109 accidents were recorded in 2014 compared to 11,052 in 2013, making for an increase of 1,057 road-going mishaps.

The number of fatal accidents, however, have gone down. Last year, there were 396 deaths as a result of road accidents, down slightly from the 418 deaths recorded in 2013.

Out of the total number of accidents, 2014 saw an increase of road mishaps involving motorcycles all along the North-South Expressway. Motorcycle accidents totalled 2,163 in 2013, climbing to 2,419 in 2014, an increase of 256 incidents. However, there was a drop in fatalities involving motorcycle accidents in 2014 – there were 195 deaths last year compared to 205 in 2013.

Earlier this year, Ops Selamat was held in conjunction with the Hari Raya season. In general, an upward trend was seen in terms of total number of accidents during that 15-day period – 20,458 accidents occurred nationwide in 2015 compared to 18,458 during the same time, last year. The number of fatalities also escalated from 244 in 2014 to 330 in 2015.