The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has announced that a total of 14,087 accidents have been recorded in the first nine days of its road safety operation, Ops Selamat 16, reported Bernama. Since the operation kicked off on 18 January in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration, there have been 138 recorded fatalities from 127 road crashes.
Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement director Datuk Azisman Alias said 94 of the fatalities consist of motorcyclists and pillion riders.
Selangor registered the highest number of fatalities, at 24, followed by Johor (16), Sarawak (16), and Kedah (13).
Out of the 14,087 road crashes recorded nationwide, 4,089 of them were in Selangor, 2,194 in Johor, 1,616 in Kuala Lumpur, and 1,147 in Penang.
The sixteenth edition of the road safety operation focused on six main offences commonly committed by road users including speeding, driving in the emergency lane, overtaking on double white lines, beating the traffic light, using the handphone while driving, and queue cutting.
During the operation period to date, a total of 233,454 summonses were issued.
The number of accidents and summonses are likely to increase further, as the road safety operation runs until 1 February 2020.