Selangor cops target 35 hotspots for Op Selamat 11

HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN

SUBANG JAYA: Selangor police will focus on 35 hotspots during Op Selamat 11/2017 which will run until July 2 in conjunction with Hari Raya.

Among the hotspots are Kota Damansara in Petaling Jaya, MRR2 and East Klang Valley Expressway in Ampang Jaya, and Jalan USJ in Subang Jaya.

In Kajang, police are focusing on Jalan Hulu Langat, Jalan UKM Bangi, Jalan Semenyih, Jalan Balakong and near Kajang town.

In Serdang, the main focus is Besraya Expressway, Maju Expressway (MEX) and Seri Kembangan.

Other hotspots are in Sungai Buloh, Sepang, Sabak Bernam, Gombak, Klang, Shah Alam and Kuala Langat.

Selangor deputy police chief Datuk Ab Rashid Ab Wahab said the contingent aims to reduce accident rates and house break-ins cases.

“In Op Selamat 9, 5,187 accidents were recorded with 53 deaths.

“Last year, 5,468 accidents were recorded involving 46 fatalities,” he said, adding he would like to see the number continue to decline.

When asked on the number of fatal accident recorded on the first day of Op Selamat on Sunday, Rashid said zero fatalities were recorded.

He urged the public to notify the police if they are leaving to their hometown, so police can increase patrols in the area.

He also advised the public to download the Volunteer Smartphone Patrol (VSP) application.

The public can use the app to notify the police if they are heading back to their hometown. It can also be used to alert the authorities, should they witness a crime.

Besides providing a first information report, members of the public can also upload pictures or videos of accidents, crime or disasters that they have witnessed which require an emergency response.

Rashid was speaking to reporters after launching the Selangor contingent’s Op Selamat 11/2017 at Litrak Operation Complex here.

Also present were Malaysian Highway Authority deputy director-general (business) Datuk Aziz Abdullah and Lingkaran Trans Kota Sdn Bhd (Litrak) chief executive officer Sazally Saidi.

Aziz said motorists are expected to throng the highways from Friday night.

He added reload lanes will be opened at all highways except for PLUS Highway.

Sazally said Sprint and Litrak highways will be increasing its personnel and patrols to better respond to motorists in need.

Usually, 480,000 motorists ply Sprint highway daily and the number is expected to increase by 10 per cent during Hari Raya.