The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) together with relevant authorities have recently launched the ‘Ops Selamat 7/2015’ in conjunction with the Hari Raya festive season and will be ongoing from 10 July to 24 July, 2015.
With the theme of ‘Rumah Selamat, Selamat Sampai ke Destinasi’, this year’s operation will focus on the enforcement of road laws and the prevention of crime due to police omniprescence.
Within Ops Selamat, other operations will also be executed as well, including Ops Perangkap Had Laju which will be held at places with high accident areas to prevent excessive speeding. Ops Motosikal which cracks down on motorcyclists who ride with expired driving licences, registration issues with their vehicles, and other technical offences.
Motorists who abuse the emergency lanes, overtaking on double line roads, and using their mobile phones will driving will also receive summons with no plea of leniency being entertained.
With road deaths amounting to between 6,500 and 7,000 cases yearly, Ops Selamat (previously Ops Sikap) aims to reduce these figures and accident statistics during the mass ‘balik kampung’ period.