KUALA LUMPUR: Motorcyclists were involved in 150 of the 208 fatal accidents recorded in this year's Op Selamat, said Deputy Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.
"Speeding, fatigue and carelessness are some of the factors that made up the fatal accidents," he told reporters after attending the Op Selamat closing ceremony at Bukit Aman on Wednesday (Feb 28).
The operation was conducted from Feb 9 to Feb 23.
Noor Rashid added that 226 fatalities were recorded this year compared to 257 in the same period last year, and that there was an 11.5% drop in the overall number of cases involving fatalities compared to Op Selamat 2017.
Noor Rashid however added that the number of accidents went up over the period.
He said that the number of accidents went up to 21,041 cases this year, an increase from the 20,752 cases recorded in the same period in 2017.
Noor Rashid also said that speeding was the biggest contributor to summonses during the festive period as 253,810 summonses issued were issued for that offence.
He also said that there was a decline in break-ins as 592 cases were recorded compared to 748 cases last year.
"We have also arrested 579 suspects in connection to the break-ins," he said.
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