90 road accident deaths in first five days of Ops Selamat



Ninety deaths due to road accidents were recorded in the first five days of Ops Selamat 15, which was launch last Wednesday in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Police corporate communications head Asmawati Ahmad said that as of yesterday, 8,454 accidents, including 84 fatal cases, were reported nationwide involving 12,078 vehicles.

“Selangor recorded the highest number of accidents at 2,518 cases, followed by Johor (1,294) and Kuala Lumpur (1,131),” she said in a statement here today.

Apart from that, Asmawati said a total of 1,574 operations were conducted nationwide during the five days, with 121,590 summonses issued for various offences.

“For burglary cases involving homes and premises, 208 cases were recorded within the five days,” she said.

Ops Selamat 15, which is being conducted from May 29 until June 12, focuses on six major offences, namely driving in the emergency lane, overtaking on double lines, using mobile phones, cutting queues, speeding and not obeying traffic lights.

- Bernama