Saturday, 9 February 2013

No leave for traffic policemen during Chinese New Year celebrations

Leave for traffic police personnel nationwide has been frozen as they will be deployed to 150 accident hotspots for Ops Selamat II during the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Deputy Federal Traffic chief Asst Comm Mohd Fuad Abdul Latif said this year's traffic operations would focus on reducing the number of fatal accidents and crime prevention during the holiday period.

“All personnel have been instructed to be on high alert as we want to ensure the safety of motorists. Past operations called Ops Sikap have been successful, so we want it to continue,” he said yesterday.

ACP Mohd Fuad said traffic police would cooperate with other enforcement agencies like the Road Transport Department and Road Safety Department to reduce the number of fatal accidents during the operation, which will run until Feb 17.

Last year's Ops Selamat recorded a total of 17,937 accidents involving 243 fatal accidents.

In 2011, there were 19,606 accidents, including 289 fatal ones.

“Judging from the trend, we feel that our method is effective in reducing the number of accidents and fatalities. However, we will strive to improve,” he said.
Source : CLICK


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