A total of 9,816 road accidents have been recorded in the six days (up to May 4) since Ops Selamat 18 was launched on April 29, of which 113 died. This is slightly more than half of the time of the operation, which will end on May 8, involving the users’ journey back to the city.
Deputy police chief Datuk Rajaruddin Hossain told Barnama that 24 people were killed on the streets on May 4 (Wednesday), slightly less than the 28 deaths recorded on the first day of Hari Roy (May 2). Of the 113 deaths, 72 involved. Motorcyclists and Pelion riders, 30 drivers and passengers, six pedestrians, two van passengers, two 4 × 4 passengers and one taxi.
Selangor recorded the highest number of accidents with 2,160 incidents, followed by Johor (1,372), Perak (982), Kuala Lumpur (875), Penang (803), Kedah (659), Pahang (561) and Negeri Sembilan (507). The highest number of accidents occurred on urban roads (3,876), followed by federal roads (1,937) and highways (1,043).
He added that in the first six days of Ops Selmat 18, PDRM had issued 26,837 summonses for six major offenses. Of these, 25,582 cases were for speeding. Police are now using drones to monitor cut users using emergency lanes.
The ongoing return trip to the city this weekend is also expected to be smooth and less unpleasant. Drive carefully for everyone.