KUALA LUMPUR: Eight people were killed in road traffic accidents nationwide yesterday, bringing the death toll since the start of the 15th Op Selamat just 14 days ago to a staggering 229.
The number of accidents since the operation began on May 29 in conjunction with the Aidilfitri holidays rose yesterday to 22,852; 213 of which involved fatalities, Bernama reported.
A breakdown of the tally shows that Selangor and Johor lead the death toll with 37 victims each, followed by Perak (24), Kedah and Pahang (18 each), Kelantan (17), Sabah (16), Sarawak (15), Terengganu (12), Negri Sembilan (9), Penang (8), Kuala Lumpur (7), Melaka (6) and Perlis (5).
According to the Inspector-General of Police Secretariat corporate communications head Datuk Asmawati Ahmad, Selangor recorded the highest number of road accidents at 5,949 cases, followed by Johor (3,550), Kuala Lumpur (2,629), Perak (1,958) and Penang (1,835) during the two-week operation.
“(Meanwhile, a total) of 319,576 summonses were issued nationwide for various traffic offences,” she said in a statement today.