Here’s some good news. The nationwide road safety operation dubbed Ops Selamat 13 for this Hari Raya travel period showed a 9% drop in fatal accidents, with 189 cases recorded from 207 cases in the corresponding period last year, Bernama reports.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director SAC Shahrul Othman Mansor said motorcyclists and pillion riders were still the major contributors to the fatal accidents. He said the number of deaths also went down by 11%, with 200 cases recorded this year compared to last year’s 225.

“The number of accidents causing severe injuries also decreased by 34 cases, which is 72 cases compared to 106 last year,” he said during a press conference in conjunction with a special operation at the Sungai Besi Toll Plaza.

However, Ops Selamat 13, which ends today, saw the number of summonses issued increase by 40% to 201,835. The traffic cop said revealed that exceeding the speed limit was the top offence recorded, with 175,745 cases.