- Published on Saturday, 17 August 2013 10:03
SEREMBAN: The country may see the reintroduction of Op Warta, following failure of various enforcement agencies in curbing traffic offenders during the Hari Raya holidays.
The nationwide operation, which has been conducted several times before, will see po licemen knocking on doors of those who have yet to settle their compound fines.
Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar admitted yesterday he was dis appointed with the initial report on the recent Op Selamat, which was carried out from August 1 until Thursday. He feels a more drastic action needed to be taken.
He said road crash-related death rates shot up during the festive season, despite a slight drop in the number of accidents.
"There must be something that can be done. A more appropriate approach is to launch a comprehensive enforcement and not just monitoring.
“The way to change the attitude of our road users is to ‘hit at their pockets’ (by proactively collecting compound fines),” he said after at tending a programme in Kampung Gebok, Mantin, here, yesterday.
Khalid said with a more rigorous approach, traffic offenders may realise that it was their behaviour that caused accidents and not other factors, such as road engineering.
He said one of the first approaches may be for police to launch Op Warta again.
However, he said, the final decision will only be made after the Op Selamat report is as sessed, within the next few days.
“We will hold discussions with the other officers from Bukit Aman to get their feedback on this.”