Police: ‘Ops Selamat’ Helps To Reduce Accidents, Fatalities

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ARAU, Jul 12 – The Royal Malaysian Police managed to bring down the number of accidents and fatalities through ‘Ops Selamat’, which was launched a week before Aidilfitri. Bukit Aman Investigation and Traffic Department, statistics deputy chief DSP Yazid Kasim said the most common offence committed by motorists, according to police records, was using the emergency lane to get to their destination.

He said they will provide the statistics after the operation ends tomorrow. He also added that Ops Selamat was aimed at educating the public on courteous driving, to respect other drivers and follow rules. Yazid who is also Subtek north zone (Kedah, Perlis and Penang) deputy commander was met after a two-hour operation mounted from 8pm along Km30 Changlun-Kuala Perlis Road here last night.

Meanwhile, a Libyan student at Universiti Utara Malaysia was among those who were issued summonses last night. Yazid said Libyan student was driving at 141 kilometres per hour which was against the 80kph speed limit. He said another case involved an express bus driver who when caught speeding, explained that he was rushing to Kuala Perlis to pick up passengers before heading to Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama

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