1,312 road crashes on 6th day of Op Selamat 19

Police record 1,312 road crashes nationwide on the sixth day of Ops Selamat 19, January 23, 2023. – EPA pic, January 24, 2023.

BUKIT Aman recorded 1,312 road crashes across the country on the sixth day of Op Selamat 19 yesterday.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director Mat Kasim Karim said it involved 1,603 vehicles, with cars recording the highest number of cases at 1,160.

This was followed by four-wheel drive vehicles with 210 cases, motorcycles (184), lorries and vans with 19 cases each, buses (5), taxis (4), one bicycle and a police vehicle. 

Op Selamat 19 is being carried out from January 18-27 across the country in conjunction with the Chinese New Year festive period. 

Meanwhile, Mat Kasim said traffic congestion is expected to continue until midnight tonight with an increase in the number of vehicles using the main routes to the city centre such as Gombak toll plaza (east) and Sungai Besi toll plaza (south) as people return home after the Chinese New Year holiday.

There was also an increase in the traffic volume along the North-South Expressway at Slim River and Changkat Jering-Ipoh stretches; East Coast Expressway Phase 1, Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway and ELITE Expressway (Shah Alam-Sepang-Nilai).

“Bukit Aman advises road users against using the emergency lane as this would obstruct rescue teams from carrying out emergency operations in the event of a road crash,” he said. – Bernama, January 24, 2023.

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