In the last 11 days, a total of 171 people have died in road accidents nationwide
The number was recorded during the 11 days of Ops Selamat 16/2020, a traffic safety operation held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration.
The operation was launched on 18 January and will continue until Saturday, 1 February.
The 171 deaths were caused in 155 fatal accidents
According to a report in Bernama today, 30 January, Selangor recorded the highest number of fatalities at 29, followed by Johor with 22 fatalities, Sarawak with 18 fatalities, Pahang with 17 fatalities, and Kedah and Kelantan with 15 fatalities each.
In the report, Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) director Datuk Azisman Alias also revealed that the highest number of fatalities involved motorcyclists and pillion riders, at 112 cases.
The staggering number of road accidents was attributed to the CNY travel rush
In total, over 16,000 road crashes were recorded involving over 25,000 vehicles.
"Selangor recorded the highest number of road crashes at 4,702 cases, followed by Johor at 2,676, Kuala Lumpur at 1,834, and Perak at 1,430," Azisman said, as quoted by Bernama.
Additionally, a total of 290,000 summonses were issued during the same period