KOTA KINABALU: Police will be monitoring 30 accident hotspots in Sabah during the Hari Raya period to ensure holidaymakers get to their destinations safely and reduce the rate of road mishaps.
Sabah police commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said the hotspots, which recorded high rates of accidents in the past, covered 602km of roads across the state.
"Tents will be set up along these hotspots to serve as a one-stop centres for road users.
"We will also have patrol teams on duty to establish strong police presence in these areas," he said after launching a traffic operation codenamed "Ops Selamat" near here on Thursday (June 14).
Comm Ramli said that the Sabah Public Works Department (JKR) decided on a 10kmh reduction of the speed limit on all federal (down to 80kmh) and state (70kmh) roads throughout Ops Selamat.
The operation, which aims to raise awareness about road safety, kicked off on June 8 and will continue until June 22.
Comm Ramli urged people going back to their hometowns to inform the police of their planned period of absence.
He said that the police have thus far received 340 notifications from people who will be leave their home during the Hari Raya holidays.