Major traffic ops during Raya week

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will be launching a nationwide operation dubbed Ops Rentas against traffic offenders from May 10-16.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director Deputy Comm Datuk Azisman Alias said the move follows the sharp increase in traffic on main roads and expressways.

“We deployed traffic policemen to monitor and conduct traffic management from May 3, prior to the start of Ops Rentas.

“Ops Rentas will adopt total enforcement, show of force and advocacy, ” he said in a statement yesterday.

DCP Azisman said police will focus on six offences: driving on the emergency lane, speeding, overtaking on double lines, cutting queue, running traffic lights and using mobile phones while driving.

“Ops Rentas will cover accidentprone areas, traffic congestion, traffic light junctions and violation of Covid-19 standard operating procedure at bus and taxi terminals and rest and relaxation (R&R) areas.

“Other operations such as Ops Samseng Jalanan, Ops Lancar, Ops Motosikal and roadblocks will also be conducted to check on those who travel interstate without permission, ” he said.

He reminded road users to adhere to traffic regulations and Covid-19 SOP throughout the festive season, promising stern action against those flouting these rules.

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