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Federal police Inspector-General of Police Secretariat Corporate Communications head Datuk Asmawati Ahmad said 3,535 accidents had occurred on Wednesday and Thursday.NSTP/SADDAM YUSOFF
Federal police Inspector-General of Police Secretariat Corporate Communications head Datuk Asmawati Ahmad said 3,535 accidents had occurred on Wednesday and Thursday.NSTP/SADDAM YUSOFF

KUALA LUMPUR: Only into the second day of Op Selamat 15, yesterday, police have issued 46,193 summonses to motorists nationwide and recorded 30 fatal accidents.

Police issued more than 22,000 fines on the first day of the operation on Wednesday.

Federal police Inspector-General of Police Secretariat Corporate Communications head Datuk Asmawati Ahmad said 3,535 accidents had occurred on Wednesday and Thursday.

“Thirty-five people were killed in 30 fatal accidents.

“The highest number of fatalities was recorded among motorcyclists and pillion riders (14 deaths), followed by drivers and passengers (11); pedestrian (3) and cyclist (2).

“Selangor recorded the highest number of accidents (1,094 cases), followed by Johor (550); Kuala Lumpur (517) and Penang (302).”

Asmawati said 46,193 summonses were issued nationwide in 637 operations conducted nationwide.

“Expressway Mobile Patrol Vehicle (EMPV) unit under the federal police Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department (TEID) issued 12,060 fines to motorists nationwide.

“It saw Selangor Selangor TEID recording 7,262 cases; Perak TEID (4,008); Johor (3,557) and Sabah (2,658).”

Asmawati said police also registered 85 house break-ins Fifty cases took place at residential homes; 18 at shops; 11 at offices; three at factories; and one each at a school, house of worship and a container.

The 14-day Op Selamat 15 campaign which kicked-off on Wednesday and will end on June 12.

A Malaysian Highway Authority spokesman said traffic was flowing smoothly on major highways.

“The traffic flow at traffic-jam-prone spots such as Sungkai, Slim River, Menora tunnel in the north; Seremban, Senawang and Yong Peng in the south as well as the east coast is also smooth.

“Maybe some balik kampung earlier, as the school holiday started this week and some may only return to their hometown after buka puasa today.”

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