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CNY OP 2017, Day 6: Over 1,100 motorists slapped with summonses nationwide

TAPAH: A total of 1,154 traffic summonses were issued to motorists for breaking seven major traffic offences on the sixth day of the Chinese New Year Strategic Op 2017.

The offences are: beating a red traffic light; overtaking on double lines; driving in the emergency lane; cutting queue; using mobile phone while driving; not using seat belt; and continuous driving in the fast lane.

Road Transport Department (RTD) director-general Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron said all the ticketed road users will be hauled straight to court.

He said 347 summonses were issued for failure to use seatbelts, 250 for beating red traffic lights, 158 for using mobile phones while driving, 137 for cutting queues, 131 for overtaking on double lines, 100 for driving in emergency lanes, and 31 for continuous driving in fast lanes.

“Meanwhile, also during the sixth day of the operation, 4,061 summonses were issued for driving without a license, 3,732 summonses for operating a motorcycle without a license and/or insurance coverage, and 1,064 for technical offences.

“A total of 6,374 summonses were issued for various other offences, such as carrying heavy loads and not wearing helmets,” he said during a press conference at the Tapah rest and recreation (R&R) stop here today.

On traffic flow during the festive season, Nadzri said movement on the North-South Expressway (PLUS) was reported to be slow.

“There were two accidents in Sungai Buloh and from Slim River heading towards Sungkai,” he said.-nst

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