Motorists, take note when you’re on the road this coming Chinese New Year! The Ops Selamat 14 during this festive period will officially be starting from January 29 to February 12, Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said.
The Star reported that the operations were launched at the Tun H.S. Lee Traffic police station on Tuesday (Jan 22) and 10 hotspots in the city have been identified. If you’re driving around in the city then take note of these accident-prone spots that will be monitored closely to ensure motorists are safe:
- Jalan Kepong
- Jalan Ipoh
- Jalan Duta
- Jalan Kuching
- Jalan Tun Razak
- Jalan Ampang
- Middle Ring Road 2
- Jalan Sungai Besi
- Jalan Cheras
- Jalan Klang Lama
He said that the number of accidents every year has increased based on the statistics from the annual Ops Selamat in 2017 compared to the one in 2018. Also, 13 police officers and 186 rank-and-file policemen will be deployed to ensure that traffic is smooth and motorists are following the law.
In addition, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim has confirmed that motorists who commit the six major traffic offences during Ops Selamat 14 will be slapped with a RM300 summons on the spot, according to NST. Don’t break the law!
These offences include:
- Driving in the emergency lane
- Overtaking on a double line
- Disregarding the traffic lights
- Using mobile phones while driving
He wants to ensure that road users follow the rules and regulations, which was the reason behind this initiative as well as making sure that the road is safe for everyone. “We are expecting traffic congestion in several locations due to the increase in the number of vehicles during the Chinese New Year holidays. Police will increase monitoring efforts to control traffic flow and reduce accidents,” he added.
Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said that in 2017, there were 20,752 cases in Malaysia and this has increased to 21,041 cases in 2018. Meanwhile, the number of summonses also spiked considerably from 255,392 in 2017 to 385,547 summonses last year.
Drive safe on the road and obey the law!
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