10 fatalities on Day 4 of nationwide ops

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10 fatalities on Day 4 of nationwide ops

Postby admin » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:16 am

KUALA LUMPUR: Ten people died on Saturday, the fourth day of Ops Sikap XVII.

Six of them were motorcyclists, two were car drivers and two were pedestrians.

Municipal roads recorded the highest number of accidents with 541 cases, followed by federal roads with 326, state roads with 177, expressways with 106 and other roads with 39.

Police also issued 8,860 summonses on Saturday to motorists for various offences such as speeding, overtaking on double lines and using mobile phones while driving.

In JOHOR BARU, at least 700 summonses were issued in the Johor Baru North district since the start of the nationwide Ops Sikap.

District public order and traffic police chief DSP Lim Ah Bah said the top traffic offence committed by motorists was speeding.

“Today we issued 50 speeding summonses during our operation at the 18th kilometre Jalan Johor Baru€“Ayer Hitam,” he said yesterday.

He said the operations involved 10 traffic officers and 50 personnel.

He added that some other 70 summonses were issued for various offences such as driving without a licence or with an expired licence.

DSP Lim said 48 accidents were reported but no fatality.

He also said that the operations were carried out at accident-prone areas.

DSP Lim said the operations would cause some inconvenience to those travelling home during the festive season but it was unavoidable.

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