City cops start cracking down on jaywalkers

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  • Saturday, 23 Oct 2004

KUALA LUMPUR: Use pedestrian bridges or you will be fined – that’s the clear message from the City traffic police to jaywalkers. 

Its operations and enforcement chief Deputy Supt Mohamad Akhir Darus said police have beefed up the on-going operation, codenamed Ops Jejantas, following the increase in the number of vehicles and people on the road recently. 

In a two-hour operation near a pedestrian bridge in Jalan Tan Cheng Lock yesterday, police 80 summonses to jaywalkers including foreigners. 

“More people will go out and shop for the coming Deepavali, Hari Raya and Christmas festivals. 

“It's time to educate them on road safety and the use of overhead bridges,” he said, adding offenders would be issued with a compound, which carries a maximum fine of RM300. 

DSP Mohamad Akhir said police were concerned with the high number of pedestrians killed in road mishaps yearly. 

“In the first nine months this year, nearly 11% (491) of the 4,639 people killed in fatal accidents were pedestrians.”  

He said police would also continue with their daily operation to deter illegal racing and reckless driving in the city.  

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