Ops Selamat shows drop in accident deaths

13 Aug 2014
KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts by the police during the Ops Selamat 5 road safety campaign this year has succeeded in decreasing fatal accidents.
There were 237 deaths from 217 accidents as compared with 292 deaths from 258 accidents last year.
Fatal accidents decreased by 15.9%, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin after the campaign closing ceremony at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan here.
"We are still not satisfied with the results but we can see there is (increased) awareness among road users (as seen from) the decreased number of fatalities," he said.
A number of 18,484 accidents were recorded during Ops Selamat 5, with most occurring on city roads (7,627 cases), while federal roads recorded the most deaths (74).
Most of the victims were motorcyclists and pillion riders, with a total of 134 deaths, representing 56.4% of the total accidents recorded.
However, this showed a decrease of 27.6% as compared to Ops Selamat 3, with 185 motorcyclists killed.
On average, there were 16 fatalities per day during Ops Selamat 5, which ran from July 21 to Aug 4.
On the safe home campaign, a number of 21,459 people registered their absence with police before the Hari Raya holidays, and no housebreaking cases were reported.

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