Ops Selamat 15 – 207 fatalities recorded in 12 days

The police has announced that 207 road fatalities were recorded within a 12-day period of Ops Selamat 15 since the road safety operation was launched on May 29 in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive period, Bernama reports.

According to police corporate communications head Datuk Asmawati Ahmad, the total number of road accidents recorded up to June 9 was 19,515. In the first four days of the operation, there were 7,012 road accidents reported nationwide, involving 10,042 vehicles.

With the operation set to end tomorrow, June 12, it remains to be seen if the total for the entire duration will be higher than that recorded during Ops Selamat 13, which was carried out over the Raya festive period last year – during that operation, there were 22,411 road accidents and 235 fatalities.

She added that Selangor recording the highest number of road accidents at 5,008, followed by Johor (3,046), Kuala Lumpur (2,236) and Perak (1,676).

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