Police issued more than 9,000 summonses during “Op Selamat 19” operation

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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 58 deaths were recorded nationwide during the enforcement of “Op Selamat 19” which entered its fourth day on Sunday.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department Deputy Director, Deputy Commissioner Mohd. Nasri Omar said, 31 fatalities were among the motorcyclists and pillion riders while 20 deaths involving car drivers and their passengers.

“The remaining cases involving pedestrians, bicycle riders and drivers besides drivers and passengers of four wheels drive vehicles.

“A total of 7,180 accidents involving 9,198 vehicles were reported during the four days of the operation after its launching on Wednesday in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration,” Mohd. Nasri said as quoted by Berita Harian.

Mohd. Nasri added, the Police had issued more than 9,000 summonses involving six major traffic offences during the “Op Selamat 19” operation.

“From the total, 3,250 summonses issued were for beating the traffic lights, 2,785 summonses for exceeding speed limit besides 1,316 summonses issued for using a phone while driving,” he said.

Meanwhile he said, 1,183 summonses were issued for jumping the queue, overtaking on double lines (692 summonses) and driving on the emergency lane (427 summonses).

He also highlighted that 1,546 accidents involving 1,928 vehicles were reported on the fourth day of Op Selamat 19.

“In the accident cases, 72.5 per cent had involved cars, 256 four-wheel drive vehicles, 199 motorcycles and 42 lorries,” he said.

He added, other cases involved 20 vans, 11 buses and three taxis. The “Op Selamat 19” will end on Friday. – Malaysia World News


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