Shocking Revelation: 95% of Malaysian Speeding Tickets Clock in at 130km/h to 170km/h

Published by on . Updated on 15 Apr 2024

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Why did the speeding camera go to therapy? Because it couldn't stop flashing back to all the times it caught people "speeding" through life! 

Amidst the festivities of Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2024, a startling revelation emerges: the Road Transport Department (RTD) has uncovered 16,142 cases of speeding since the launch of special operations on April 1, shedding light on a pressing road safety concern.

Since the launch of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2024 special operations on April 1st, the Road Transport Department (RTD) has detected 16,142 cases of speeding through the Automated Awareness Safety System cameras. Datuk Lokman Jamaan, the senior enforcement director of RTD, stated that a striking 95 percent of these infractions involved drivers exceeding speeds between 130 km/hour to 170 km/hour, with the remaining five percent surpassing 170 km/hour.

Expressing alarm at these statistics, Lokman underscored the pivotal role of drivers in safeguarding their own well-being and that of fellow road users by adhering to designated speed limits. "Drivers need to prioritize safety by adhering to speed limits," he emphasized during a press briefing at the Integrated Motorcycle Operations event in Meru Raya.

Emphasizing the potential impact of responsible driving on reducing accidents and fatalities, Lokman highlighted the necessity of staying vigilant, especially during festive periods. He also revealed that during the nationwide Special Motorcycle Ops from April 1st to 6th, the RTD had issued 26,313 notices to road users for various violations of traffic regulations and laws.

Furthermore, as part of these operations, 1,464 motorcycles were confiscated for non-compliance with regulations.

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