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A total of 802 out of 1,550 summonses have been issued to motorists for speeding above the 110 km/h limit along the East Coast Expressway 2 (LPT2) during a recent operation, Kosmo! reports. Shockingly, state CID chief ACP, Wan Abdul Wan Hamzah, revealed that amongst the lawbreakers, a sole Porsche Cayenne was clocked at speeds of up to 210 km/h – a full 100 km/h above the speed limit.

“Throughout the four-day operation, 1,550 summonses were issued with 802 related to speeding infringements,” said Abdul. “The total number of summonses issued is worrying especially considering the fact that we recorded a Porsche Cayenne travelling at 210 km/h on the third day of operations,” he added.

Separately, the Terengganu police force have disproved claims regarding enforcement of the law along said highway under the notion that it is “unlawful” since it is yet to be gazetted. Abdul reaffirmed that a 184 km-long stretch from Gemuruh to Jabor had been gazetted “in stages.”

“I wish to stress, that the LPT2 has been gazetted as soon as a stage is completed. The numerous allegations being hurled are incorrect,” he told Bernama. Enforcement along the LPT2 appears all the more required considering the number of speeding cases recorded. On November 8 2015, an engineer, Muhammad Faizol Mohammad, became the 87th casualty on the LPT2 when he lost control of his vehicle.