Op Selamat 15 Records Another 13 Fatalities Yesterday, Totals 189

  • Op Selamat 15 recorded another 13 fatalities after a total of 176 on 7th June, bringing the new total to an alarming 189, in just 24 hours.

  • Op Selamat 15 began on 29th May and ends on 12th June.

  • A total of 241,144 summonses were issued between 29th May to 8th June.

Op Selamat 15 recorded another 13 fatalities after a total of 176 on 7th June, bringing the new total to an alarming 189, in just 24 hours.

Royal Malaysia Police said that 177 fatal accidents were recorded between May 29 and June 8th. They resulted in 189 deaths.

The 15th Op Selamat was launched on May 29 in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive season. The season is when scores of Malaysians return home to celebrate the festivities with their loves ones and travel around to meet other relatives and friends.

Selangor recorded the highest number of fatalities at 33, followed by Johor at 28 and Perak with 18, thus far.

A total of 241,144 summonses were issued during the period through 3,226 traffic operations by the police. Accordingly, the largest number of summonses were issued in Selangor (33,310), Johor (19,278) and Perak (18,072).

Bear (nothing to do with the sun bear) in mind that the number of accidents and fatalities here could be higher as most went by unreported. Also the number of summonses does not include those from JPJ (Road Transport Ministry) operations and from the Automated Awareness System (AWAS) speed cameras.

The operations centres on six major traffic offences. They are driving in the emergency lane, overtaking over double lines, using mobile phone without handsfree while driving, queue-jumping, speeding and running traffic lights.

Op Selamat 15 is set to end on 12th June.

To us, the number of accidents and fatalities are beyond alarming. Motorcyclists still constitute the largest number involved. The authorities had better overhaul the entire driver licensing syllabus – NOW!

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