Ops Selamat 7 has been running for several days now, and with the festive traffic building up, authorities have declared that a total of 74 people were killed in road accidents during these first three days, most of which occurred on Federal roads.
According to a report by The Sun Daily, the majority of the road fatalities involve motorcyclists and pillion riders, with 48 deaths in total. Federal traffic police chief SAC Datuk Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff stated there were 4,184 accidents reported, with police issuing 34,554 summonses so far.
At a press conference at the Bukit Aman police headquarters, Fuad said: "I am not happy in announcing the statistics especially involving total summonses. The stats is enough to demonstrate our motorists attitudes. We are facing a very bad start as the statistics so far are way higher than our target,"
"A total of 33 traffic policemen will be deployed by Wednesday to monitor all the hotspots, especially Slim River, Simpang Pulai, Gurun, Tanjung Malim and the KL-Seremban highway," Fuad added.
Ops Warta, meanwhile, raked up a total of 3,558 traffic offenders arrested for failing to settle their warrants, while 18,759 individuals voluntarily turned up at police stations.
Fuad said the offenders were picked up at their workplace and during roadblocks conducted during the operation.