The police began its latest round of traffic safety operations nationwide on Sunday, and the very first day of Ops Selamat 11/2017 saw 740 summonses being issued in Perak, Bernama reports. According to state traffic police enforcement and investigation department chief Supt Wan Jamil Wan Chik, the majority were for speeding offences.

He said 593 summonses were issued for over speeding at four ‘hot spots’, namely at KM21 of Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley and KM21 of Jalan Ipoh-Lumut as well as Tapah and the Kuala Kangsar-Gerik route. Twenty seven cases involved motorists beating the red light and 16 were for not using seatbelts.

In other states, monitoring will be carried out in a number of accident-prone locations throughout the duration of the operation, which runs until July 2. In Kedah, police will be monitoring a total of 54 locations, while Sabah state police will be deploying 335 traffic policemen at 30 accident-prone areas in the state.

Selangor will see 35 locations being monitored, and hot spot areas include KM50-61 of Jalan Klang-Teluk Intan; Jalan Genting-Batang Kali in Hulu Selangor; Jalan Hulu Langat and Jalan Semenyih in Kajang; Jalan Besar Seri Kembangan in Serdang and Jalan Nilai-Bukit Changgang in Sepang.

It was previously reported that police will be using the Intelligent Compound Online Payment System (iCOPS) camera to enhance the operation’s effectiveness. The camera is equipped with virtual loop and infrared settings to allow number plates to be read more clearly.