Extra personnel deployed for Raya period

MALACCA: Traffic police will keep a close watch on 13 additional accident-prone spots during Hari Raya.

State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said 183 personnel would be deployed to minimise road offences including speeding, beating red lights and reckless driving.

He revealed that the hotspots are KM50 Lebuh AMJ (Alor Gajah-Malacca), KM257 Jalan Umbai-Sungai Udang, KM40 Jalan Batang Tiga-Bukit Rambai, KM1-35 Jalan Mufthi Hj Khalil-Batu Berendam and KM4-13 Jalan Bukit Baru-Bukit Beruang.

The other spots are KM246-269 Jalan Sungai Udang-Lubok Cina, KM142 Lubok Cina-Hutan Percha, KM15 Jalan Gangsa-Kesang, KM17-18 Jalan Alor Gajah-Tampin, KM13-32 Jalan Melaka Muar, KM15-40 Jalan Tehel-Bemban, Jalan Gapam-Bemban and Jalan Bemban-Jasin-Chinchin.

“High traffic volume is expected during this balik kampung period.

“The police will monitor these areas until July 25,” said DCP Chuah.

He advised road users to be extra careful during this period and to rest if they feel tired.

DCP Chuah said this after launching the balik kampung safety campaign at the Sg Rambai Rest and Recreational here.

On a related matter, he said the number of fatal accidents reported during Ops Selamat 7 as of July 14 showed a drop of 29 cases from the corresponding period last year, which had a total of 239 cases.

“But five motorists were killed in road accidents during the first four days of Ops Selamat 7,” he said.

DCP Chuah also advised those leaving their house to balik kampung for the festive holidays to inform the police.

He said police would be patrolling housing estates round-the-clock during the occupants’ absence.

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