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It appears that the recent Ops Selamat 8, which took place over the Chinese New Year period and ended last week, has been successful, according to Bernama. While the accident rate has gone up by 478 to 19,472 incidents, the death rate has actually gone down to 279 fatalities, compared to 307 previously.

“Road users are still using the emergency lane and speeding resulting in their failure to control their vehicles,” said deputy inspector-general of police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

He added that the setting up of a strike force teams under the operation in the southern regions of Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor proved effective.

“These small teams based in Muar, Johor randomly patrol accident hot spots or high traffic locations,” Rashid said. “Looking at the results, we will study on the need and compatibility of the approach to be implemented in other zones namely northern zone, East Coast and central zone in future.”

The Johor police contingent was awarded as the best in the operation, followed by Perak and Kelantan. Also awarded was South Johor Bahru as the best district, with Kota Star and Kuala Selangor finishing second and third place respectively.