Selangor records 1,420 road accidents in first four days of CNY Op Selamat

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PETALING JAYA: Selangor recorded 1,420 road accidents in the first four days of Op Selamat held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year vacation interval.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed stated eight deadly accidents additionally occurred throughout the four days all involving motorcyclists.

“The quantity of accidents has dropped by 30.87% in comparison with the Op Selamat in 2020 the place 2,054 accidents had been recorded throughout the first four days.

“The quantity of fatalities additionally confirmed a lower as 14 fatalities occurred in 202 involving 11 motorcyclists and three pedestrians in comparison with the eight recorded this 12 months,” he stated in an announcement on Tuesday (Feb 1).

He stated this 12 months 219 accidents occurred on highways, 96 on federal roads, 128 on state roads, 825 on metropolis roads and 98 on different roads.

“We additionally issued 11,464 summonses throughout this era with 10,879 issued for rushing.

“318 summonses had been issued for beating the site visitors gentle, 236 for utilizing cell phones whereas driving, 27 for slicing queue, three for overtaking on double strains and one for driving in the emergency lane,” he stated.

Comm Arjunaidi stated police have additionally performed 2,479 patrols at housing areas in the first four days of the Op Selamat.

“As of Feb 1, no home break-ins have occurred at homes which had been vacant for the festive season.

“We urge the general public to obtain the Volunteer Smartphone Patrol software on their cell phone or refill a kind on the nearest police station earlier than they depart for the vacations,” he stated, including that notifying the police would assist them focus their efforts on patrols.



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