JOHOR BARU: Johor has seen a total of 2,041 road accidents, including 19 deaths, on the first eight days of Op Selamat 15 for this Hari Raya season.
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the figure was an increase of 8.16% or 154 cases compared with the same period during Op Selamat 13 last year, which was 1,887 cases.
Since Op Selamat 15 began, there were 18 fatal accidents recorded in Johor which resulted in 19 deaths.
“The death toll involved 14 motorcycle accidents, three cars and one pedestrian,” he said.
He said federal roads recorded six fatalities, highways, five, municipal roads, four, state roads, two and other roads, one.
With a total of 819 cases, municipal roads recorded the highest accident rate, followed by 448 cases on federal roads, 347 on state roads, 185 on highways and 170 on other roads.
“As for districts, Johor Baru South district recorded the highest number of accidents with 454 cases, followed by Johor Baru North, 232 cases, Batu Pahat, 232 cases, Seri Alam, 200 cases and Iskandar Puteri, 190 cases,” he said.
Comm Mohd Khalil added that among the main causes of road accidents were failure to control the vehicle, following another vehicle too closely and veering into the opposite lane.