Op Selamat, a government initiative towards protecting motorists over the long weekend, commenced on April 29 conjointly with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, as millions of cars were expected to be travelling across several states during the festive season.
Nearly 10,000 accidents across the country were confirmed to have occurred within the first six days.
According to Deputy Inspector-General of Police Razarudin Husain, a staggering total of 113 road-related fatalities were recorded following the Op Selamat as of Wednesday (May 4).
Razarudin added that on the first day alone, a total of 2,140 accidents involving 10 fatalities were recorded, whereas on Wednesday, 1,455 accidents involving 24 fatalities took place.
“With 72 deaths, motorcyclists and pillion riders were the most common, followed by 30 car motorists, six…