SHAH ALAM: The number of road accidents in Selangor in the first four days of the special operation in conjunction with Chinese New Year have seen a 30.87% decrease compared to the same period in 2020.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed (pic), in a statement here Tuesday (Feb 1), said that during the current “Op Selamat 17”, a total of 1,420 accidents were recorded in the first four days, while 2,054 accidents were recorded within the same period in 2020.

He said of the total number of crashes recorded so far this year, 219 accidents occurred on highways, 96 (federal roads), 182 (state roads), 825 (town roads) and 98 on other roads.

Eight of them have been fatal, all of which involved motorcyclists.

“The number of deaths also went down by six, where during Op Selamat 16 in 2020, a total of 14 deaths were recorded involving 11 motorcyclists and three pedestrians,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said 11,464 summonses were also issued, with 95% for driving above the speed limit.

Op Selamat 17 is being implemented for 10 days until Feb 6, 2022. – Bernama