25 road accident deaths in Johor during Raya period

JOHOR BARU: 'Ops Selamat 13', launched in Johor on June 8 in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration, has up to today recorded 2,925 road accidents with 25 deaths.

Johor Police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said today the number of deaths recorded in the 15-day operation, which ends today, showed a decrease of 16 compared to the 41 in the corresponding period in 'Ops Selamat 11/2017'.

He said 21,658 summonses were issued, with 8,902 via post or placed on vehicles and the remaining 12,756 given directly to the traffic offenders.

“The enforcement, like in previous years, covered six main offences, namely driving in emergency lanes, overtaking at the double line, beating the traffic lights, exceeding the speed limit, cutting queue and using mobile phones while driving.

“The Johor Police, through the Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department, had mounted a series of integrated operations in several areas, focusing on federal and state roads as well as bus terminals.

During the operation, four people sought by the police and who tested positive for drugs were arrested,” said Mohd Khalil in a statement. — Bernama

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