Ops Selamat 15 – 7,012 road accidents in first 4 days

<em>Ops Selamat</em> 15 – 7,012 road accidents in first 4 days

Last Wednesday, police began Ops Selamat 15 in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive period, and as of yesterday, it revealed that there had been 7,012 road accidents involving 10,042 vehicles reported nationwide during the first four days of the road safety operation, Bernama reports.

According to police corporate communications head Datuk Asmawati Ahmad, Selangor recorded the highest number of accidents, namely 2,154 cases, followed by Johor (1,068 cases), Kuala Lumpur (989 cases) and Penang (616 cases), and there were 69 fatalities.

As with previous Ops Selamat outings, the operation – which will run until June 12 – will focus on six major offences, namely driving in the emergency lane, speeding, overtaking on a double line, using a mobile phone while driving, jumping the queue and not obeying traffic lights.

Like it was with Ops Selamat 14 earlier this year, motorists stopped by the police for any of these traffic offences during the period will be issued with the maximum RM300 fine, according to The Star.

“If a summons is issued for any of these offences, no discounts will be given. This is one of our ways to educate the public to be more responsible while on the roads. The most important thing is to arrive at your destination safely,” Kuala Lumpur traffic investigation and enforcement department chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkefly Yahya said.

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  • alldisc on Jun 03, 2019 at 11:18 am

    The figures are not surprising nor alarming. They are normal. In 2017 malaysia recorded 400,877 accidents in the first 9 months. That is an average of between 1,400-1,500 cases daily. So no changes at all in any way whatsoever whether we are in festive season or not.

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  • Here we go again……..*huge sigh*

    It looks like we are heading towards a road death toll of around 200 to 230 over this festive period.

    I sincerely hope it won’t be any of your family members who are part of those statistics.

    Please, everyone…….THINK when you are driving, don’t be an idiotic muppet!

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  • Ben Yap on Jun 03, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    every time during festive season, everyone want to balik kampung to celebrate. it is supposed to be a joyous occasion but it starts to look like a purge by seeing the death toll.

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  • bieight on Jun 03, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    really no discount?

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  • Iampetergriffin on Jun 03, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Further proof, Malaysians can’t drive on the road, what more to say drive a flying car.

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