Police: 42 fatal accidents during first three days of Op Selamat 16

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  • Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020

PETALING JAYA: There have been 4,971 road accidents as Op Selamat 16 entered its third day on Monday (Jan 20), with 42 of those being fatal.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director Deputy Comm Datuk Azisman Alias (pic) said about 7,480 vehicles were involved in accidents since the operation started on Jan 18 up to Jan 20.

"Out of that, 42 road accidents were fatal and 28 of the deaths involved motorcyclists and their pillion riders," he said.

Statistics also revealed that Selangor had the most number of accidents, recording 1,557 in the first three days, followed by Johor and Kuala Lumpur, which recorded 786 and 548 accidents, respectively.

"Additionally, there were 10 fatal accidents each in Johor and Selangor and six more fatal accidents were recorded in Kedah," he said in a statement Tuesday.

Police also issued 70,804 summonses in the first three days of Op Selamat and about 61% of those summonses were for traffic violations such as using mobile phones while driving, running a red light, speeding, driving on emergency lanes, cutting queues and over-taking on the double line.

Op Selamat 16, conducted in conjunction with Chinese New Year, will end on Feb 1.

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