Ops Selamat 16 – 14,087 accidents, 138 fatalities so far

Ops Selamat 16 – 14,087 accidents, 138 fatalities so far

With traffic activity having picked up considerably during the festive season, it comes as no surprise that there are bound to be more mishaps – for Ops Selamat 16, the police have announced that a total of 14,087 accidents have been recorded so far in the first nine days of the road safety operation, Bernama reports.

Selangor recorded the highest number of crashes with 4,089 cases, followed by Johor (2,194), Kuala Lumpur (1,616), and Penang (1,147). Out of these, a total of 127 accidents have resulted in 138 fatalities.

According to Bukit Aman traffic investigation and enforcement department director Datuk Azisman Alias, motorcyclists and pillion riders accounted for the highest number of deaths, at 94. Of the 82, Selangor recorded the highest number of fatalities with 24 cases, followed by Johor (16), Sarawak (16) and Kedah (13).

A total of 233,454 summonses were also issued during the period, and of this number, 146,008 (62.5%) involved six major offences, namely, using mobile phones while driving, beating traffic lights, driving over the speed limit, misusing emergency lanes, cutting queues and overtaking on double lines.

The number of accidents and summonses are bound to increase before the operation is over – Ops Selamat 16, held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations, runs until February 1.

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Comments

  • Chris P. Bacon on Jan 28, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    It hardly seems worth the bother to discuss this weekly carnage on Malaysian roads.

    It appears that very few genuinely care about what’s going on, as nothing tangible ever gets done.

    Viewing the actions of many motorists and motorcycles, it seems that many don’t care about safety. Almost impossible to spot a police car or police motorbike rider on the roads, so perhaps they don’t care either. As for the politicians who CAN make sure things change, it appears that they don’t care as much as they say they do as it will effect their votes, therefore not coming down hard on various groups within our community.

    I had the luxury of being a passenger for most of this festive season, enabling me to see more of what was going on. In a nutshell, the behaviour on the roads was a bloody disgrace!

    I sincerely hope all of your family members made it home safely. Obviously for others, many didn’t.

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    • New transport minister on Jan 28, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      What can new guy do?

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      • Chris P. Bacon on Jan 28, 2020 at 6:40 pm

        The solution is quite simple.However, I do concede it won’t happen overnight but it will happen if the prescribed government agencies get serious about this daily carnage.

        What I see on a daily basis are people failing to abide with the simplest of road rules. I can only assume they don’t care about the road rules and believe that there is very little chance of being caught.

        Some solutions:

        More police on the roads. I’ve seen this work with great effect overseas, as drivers/bike riders become aware there is a higher possibility of being apprehended.

        All fines to be paid within a prescribed time period. ABSOLUTELY NO discounts. Failure to pay the fine incurs a higher cost to the initial fine and possible suspension of licence.

        I could on about this for quite some time, however to generalise, it’s all to do with making people accountable. If they choose not to abide by the road rules, then they will suffer, either by paying, or losing their license, or eventually their liberty (prison) if the offence warrants it of they have accumulative law breaking offences.

        Unfortunately, it’s the only way to change peoples mindset but it does work.

        A slogan I like using….”a license is a privilege, not a right”.

        The sooner people realise that, the better it will be.

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      • Avenger on Jan 29, 2020 at 1:34 am

        Loki more concerned on being blur sotong than educating himself

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      • Chris P. Bacon on Jan 29, 2020 at 8:13 am

        Bugger……I’d written a fairly long response to you and my laptop crashed when I hit the “Post” button. Fingers crossed that it might have got through and PT haven’t uploaded it yet!

        To summarise what I’d posted…….

        There is PLENTY a minister can do, however he’d have to put up with the initial flack from the general public. It wouldn’t surprise me that nothing will be done by ANY party, as they fear the risk of losing votes.

        Pathetic.

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        • Chris P. Bacon on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:10 am

          Glad to see that my original response to your query eventually got posted. I thought it might fail in getting through due to my laptop crashing at the crucial “Post” point.

          PT must still be in CNY mode, as it’s taken more than 16 hours for the post to get through :))

          Anyway, you now have my limited thoughts on the matter.

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  • azrai on Jan 28, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Malaysian are more worried on 100 death of China’s Wuhan virus in mainland rather than this 138 carnage for this 10 days op in front of their own eye!

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  • vivizurianti on Jan 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Biasa la, bang. Ini Malaysia.

    Everything ok.

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