Over 6,400 summonses issued in KL during phase two of traffic law compliance op

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 6,476 summonses were issued for various offences during phase two of the Respect Traffic Laws operation on Saturday (Sept 23).

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said traffic obstructions were the most common traffic offence with 4,816 summonses issued.

"Among the other offences are vehicles on pedestrian walkways or white lines (134), not having a driving licence (124), running a red light (46) and illegal modifying of number plates (58)," he said in a statement on Sunday (Sept 24).

ACP Sarifudin said a total of 48 officers and 657 personnel were involved in the operation around the city.

"We seized 12 motorcycles for various offences and detained eight individuals for various traffic offences including driving while intoxicated," he added.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid previously said phase two of the special traffic operation was being conducted at 16 locations in the city from Sept 15 until Sept 29.

The aim of the operation was to create more awareness on the importance of following traffic regulations and ensure safety for all road users.

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