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By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, Jan 15: A total 56 hotspots for road traffic accidents have been identified statewide, says Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din.
A total 850 of police personnel will be involved during the 15-day ‘Ops Selamat Chinese New Year 2020’ which will kick start on January 16 to improve traffic safety, especially within these hotspots.
In Miri, four accident hotspots listed were from KM14 to KM22 Jalan Miri-Bintulu; KM30 to KM 39; KM44 to KM52; Miri Coastal Road and Jalan Airport Miri.
Ramli was met after launching the Ops Selamat Chinese New Year 16/2020 at a shopping mall in Jalan Post here.
During the launching, traffic police were also offering 50 per cent discounts on traffic summonses.
Nearly 10 exhibition booths were set up in conjunction with the event.
After the launching, Ramli proceeded to distribute nearly 100 free motorcycle helmets to motorcyclists along Jalan Post.
On another note, Ramli also urging public to register or download the Volunteer Smartphone Partrol (VSP) apps into their phone to help police fight crime.
“Those who scheduled ‘balik kampung’ for this coming Chinese New Year celebration, apart from filling the forms manually, they also can fill in their particular via this apps,” he said.
He added, by registering their particulars in the Balik Kampung forms (be it manually or via the VSP), it allow police to patrol at their residential areas while they away for the festive season.
Last year, during Christmas celebration, police received a total 128 applications of the Balik Kampung forms.
“For the record, I would like to stress here, that none of these houses have been broken into,” he said. —DayakDaily