KUALA LUMPUR: The fourth day of Ops Selamat saw a total of 1,203 accidents recorded, according to Comm Datuk Mohd Azman Ahmad Sapri.
This brings the tally of accidents since the operation began on Feb 8 to 5,967 cases.
Among these incidents, 14 fatal accidents were reported on Sunday.
“A total of 1,480 vehicles were involved in traffic accidents on Day 4 of Ops Selamat.
“Federal roads recorded the highest fatalities with five cases,” the Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) director said when contacted.
Over the past three days, a staggering 5.78 million vehicles traversed PLUS highways, peaking on Feb 8 with 2.02 million vehicles, he added.
The Karak highway saw 886,106 vehicles during the same three-day period, with Feb 9 registering the highest volume at 341,310 vehicles.
Comm Mohd Azman stressed the importance of road safety for all users, especially motorcyclists, urging strict adherence to traffic regulations.
In anticipation of increased traffic during the Lunar New Year weekend, JSPT has deployed sufficient personnel to ensure enforcement and conduct crime prevention activities
“Road users will take advantage of the long break to visit relatives or go to tourist destinations via highways, as well as federal, state and city roads,” he said.
A total of 6,559 officers and personnel will be deployed for Ops Selamat which ends today, where total enforcement would be carried out, Comm Mohd Azman said.
“We will take action on traffic infringements.
“We will also conduct crime prevention activities during the festivities,” he said.
He said police had identified 407 hotspots for traffic congestion and 86 blackspots (where accidents often occur).