Updated at 6.06pm: Police have issued 172 tickets and 77 summonses to motorists and pedestrians during a crackdown on Tuesday on traffic violations, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. The Kowloon East Regional Traffic Day lasted from 7am to 11pm on Tuesday. Some 188 officers were deployed at sites where there had been accidents and were also posted at potentially dangerous locations in eastern Kowloon. The 172 fixed penalty tickets were issued to motorists who did not obey traffic regulations. Another 137 of these tickets were issued for illegal parking and other parking offences, the spokesman said. He said 126 pedestrians and two drivers were verbally warned for minor traffic offences and jaywalking. A jaywalker is someone who walks carelessly on the road without regard for traffic or signals. Police also dispatched pamphlets and leaflets on road safety on Tuesday. The spokesman said 953 traffic accidents had been recorded in Kowloon East from January to June.