356 summonses issued as police conduct Ops Rentas during Hari Raya

Police inspecting vehicles and individuals at a roadblock in this file photo.

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KUCHING, May 18: A total of 356 traffic summonses have been issued by the police throughout its 14-day long Ops Rentas — a special operation carried out in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations from May 3 to 16.

Acting Kuching District Police Chief Supt Merbin Lisa revealed that offences related to traffic obstruction topped the list with 102 summonses issued followed by number plate not complying with standard specifications (28), exhaust modifications (25), not adhering to red lights (23) and without side mirrors (21).

“Throughout the operation conducted by the Traffic Inspection and Enforcement Division Kuching, a total of 512 vehicles and 678 individuals have been checked,” he said in a statement issued today.

Ops Rentas was divided into three phases and involved setting up of roadblocks at main roads in and out of Kuching District, patrols and enforcement around city centres as well as ensuring standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance at Kuching Central Terminal.

Other offences included not possessing a driving license, vehicle modifications, not wearing seatbelts, dangerous load, failure to produce driving license, without registration number, fancy number plates, dysfunctional honks, dysfunctional brake lights, without insurance, driving license expired and using mobile phones while driving.

“Throughout the operations, there was no breach of Covid-19 SOP and no vehicles travelled across districts and zones without permissions,” he added.

In addition, Merbin said that motorcycle patrols were also conducted to prevent road accidents, especially fatal accidents in areas under Kuching Police Headquarters.

“Under Ops Rentas, a total of 187 road accidents were reported out of which one was a minor accident and 186 involved damages to vehicles.

“Overall, the operation went smoothly without untoward incidents in Kuching District,” he added. — DayakDaily