Hari Raya is just around the corner and the roads will be packed with families heading back to hometowns for the celebration. Sadly, the annual exodus also leads to many road accidents. In a bid to scare motorists into driving safely, the authorities will hold the nationwide Ops Bersepadu from June 29 to July 13, The Star reports.

During the period, speed limits on federal roads will be reduced from 90 km/h to 80 km/h while the maximum speed for state roads will be dropped to 70 km/h, according to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Liow, who was speaking to the media after launching a road safety campaign in conjunction with Hari Raya at the Sungai Besi toll plaza this morning, reminded motorists and passengers to buckle up, adhere to the speed limit and follow traffic rules to ensure a safe journey.

The minister also warned that driving on the emergency lane is an offence.