Ops Selamat: 122 deaths in 8 days

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 122 deaths in 113 fatal road crashes were recorded after eight days of ‘Op Selamat’, the road safety operation launched by the police in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) director Datuk Azisman Alias said motorcyclists and pillion riders accounted for the highest number of deaths at 82.

Of the 82, Selangor recorded the highest number of fatalities with 23 cases, followed by Johor, Sarawak, Kedah and Kelantan.

A total of 12,948 road crashes were reported during the same period, with Selangor recording the highest number of cases at 3,870.

Meanwhile, a total of 205,414 summons were issued and of this number, 128,539 (62.6%) 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 operation will end on Feb 1. — Bernama