KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1,261 accidents and 17 fatalities were recorded nationwide on the fifth day of Ops Selamat, says Comm Datuk Mohd Azman Ahmad Sapri (pic).
The Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director said the deaths occurred in 15 of the accidents recorded on Monday (Feb 12).
"A total of 1,558 vehicles were involved in accidents.
"Accidents on the fifth day were down by 381 cases compared to 1,642 cases during Ops Selamat last year.
"However, the number of fatal accidents increased by seven cases, compared to eight cases last year.
"The number of those killed in accidents on the fifth day of operations this year increased by nine over last year, when only eight deaths were recorded on the fifth day," he said when contacted on Tuesday (Feb 13).
Comm Mohd Azman said the number of vehicles involved in accidents was down by 444 vehicles compared to 2,002 vehicles last year.
"We urge all road users, especially motorcyclists, to always be vigilant on the road and be careful in their driving or riding.
"Always adhere to traffic regulations and abide by instructions from police personnel," he said, while reminding road users to refrain from speeding.