More than 48,000 summonses issued for speeding under Ops Selamat

Jun 24, 2017

A total of 48,385 summonses for speeding have been issued by traffic police nationwide since the launch of Ops Selamat 11 five days ago.

Bukit Aman Traffic Enforcement Investigation Department director Sharul Othman Mansor said speeding topped the list of six main traffic offences committed so far.

“It shows that motorists still could not care less about the speed limits.

“Apart from speeding, other offences committed by motorists were not adhering to traffic lights (1,195 summonses), queue jumping (1,056), using telecommunication devices while driving (945), overtaking at double lines (392) and using the emergency lane (375),” he said after presenting Hari Raya goodies to the public at the Sungai Besi toll plaza yesterday.

Overall, Sharul said Ops Selamat 11, which began from June 18 until 22, had seen the traffic police issuing 52,318 summonses for various offences.

He said 27 individuals tested positive for drugs had also been detained, including two bus drivers, 10 car drivers, seven lorry drivers and three lorry attendants, as well as five motorcyclists. –Bernama