Motorists stopped by the police for any of the six major traffic offences during the upcoming festive period will be issued with an on-the-spot summons of RM300, Bernama reports. Deputy inspector-general of police Tan Sri Noor Rashid said the enforcement will be effective nationwide from January 29 to February 12 during the Ops Selamat 14 road safety operation being held in conjunction with Chinese New Year.

“The six major offences are driving in the emergency lane, over-speeding, using a mobile phone, cutting the queue, overtaking on a double line and running a traffic light,“ he said. There will be an exception to the use of the emergency lane on a couple of stretches on the PLUS, where two sections of the lanes on the expressway in Perak will be opened during the period to facilitate smoother traffic flow.

“The sections are from Simpang Pulai to Gopeng near Simpang Pulai lay-by, between Km 287 to Km 289.95 and from Slim River towards Sungkai at Km 367.3 (northbound). The measure is being taken to ensure smoother traffic flow after finding that these two sections are badly congested during festive seasons,“ he said.

Noor Rashid added that Ops Selamat 12 held during the same period showed a drop in road accident fatalities to 226 cases compared to 257 in 2017.