Over 112,000 motorists fined by traffic police during Raya rush

Over 112,000 motorists fined by traffic police during Raya rush
A man pushes his bike in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR - In the nine days since the launch of Ops Selamat for the Hari Raya season, 112,913 motorists have been fined by traffic police.

This works out to more than 12,500 summonses issued each day compared with the usual 12,000 summonses on normal days.

Federal traffic police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff said that between July 10 and July 17, 50 per cent (56,379) of the 112,913 summonses issued were for speeding.

"We also issued 2,532 summonses to queue jumpers and 551 summonses to those who illegally used the emergency lanes," he said yesterday.

He noted that 185 motorists died during the nine-day period.

"These numbers are worrying. It reflects the attitude of Malaysian motorists," he said.

SAC Mohd Fuad called for an indepth analysis into the abnormally high number of road accidents and fatalities.

The study should look into the locations, road conditions and time of accidents, he said.

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