Seven more deaths were recorded in road accidents yesterday, bringing the total fatalities under Ops Sikap XII, held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration, to 172.

According to Bukit Aman police, the number of deaths recorded yesterday was the lowest since the operation was launched on Feb 11. Ops Sikap XII will end on Sunday.

Five of the fatalities were motorcyclists and pillion riders while the other two were a van driver and a pedestrian.

Four of the fatal accidents occurred on federal roads, two on municipal roads and another on a state road.

Until yesterday, a total of 12,510 accidents, including 158 fatal accidents, were reported. A total of 149,329 summonses were also issued to traffic offenders during the period.