For the first 21 days of this month, traffic police had stopped and fined a total of 13,880 vehicles nationwide – including 10,759 motorcycles and 3,121 cars – for breaking road traffic laws.

They were among a total of 125,122 vehicles that have travelled through police checkpoints during this period.

On June 21 alone, police set up 143 checkpoints and caught 820 vehicles – including 667 motorcycles and 153 cars – throughout the country.

Deputy National Police chief in charge of traffic Him Yan could not be reached for comment on June 21. But he said in May that despite Covid-19, road traffic police would continue to enforce the law and raise public awareness.

“We still see deaths and injuries caused by traffic accidents every day, especially during the reopening of traffic after the lockdown, with six to eight deaths [a day],” he said.

From May 1 to 26, police handed out 8,629 fines – 5,703 to motorists and 2,926 to car drivers – for breaking the road law.