There are lots to be said about Malaysian drivers, and unfortunately, most of them are not nice things.
The latest stats from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) further supported that statement.
Motorcyclists topped fatalities list
The New Straits Times
reported that during the 14 days of Ops Selamat, a total of 21,941
accidents were recorded across the country.
That's an average of 1,567 cases recorded a day!
The state with the most recorded accident cases is Selangor
with 6,162, followed by Johor
(3,367), Kuala Lumpur
(2,469) and Perak
Penang (1,761), Negri Sembilan (1,070) and Kedah (1,003) also recorded quadruple-digit accident cases.
Out of the 21,941 cases, 191 were fatal.
According to the statistics, 215 people were reportedly killed on the roads, with motorcyclists and pillion riders topping the list of fatalities at 139.
In 2019, a total of 20,829 accidents and 216 deaths were reported
Perhaps the most stunning stat of all is the total of summons issued during Ops Selamat, which kicked off on 18 January in conjunction with the Chinese New Year festivities.
Bukit Aman Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department director Datuk Azisman Alias told the daily that a total of 373,212 summonses
were issued during the 14-day period.
Of that number, 235,966 were ussued for the six offences we Malaysian drivers are prone to committing – use of mobile phones while driving, driving over speed limits, beating traffic lights, overtaking on double lines, cutting queues, and yes, using emergency lanes.
Sigh, why can't we Malaysians be more courteous on the road?