Perodua initiates road safety programme for 7,000 kampung-bound staff

PERODUA today initiated a month-long road safety programme for some 8,000 of its staff, of which nearly 7,000 are bound to travel to their respective hometowns this Raya season.

The month-long initiative is to remind road users of basic rules while on the road as well as safety tips that would save precious time and money while making the long journey to meet their loved ones.

“The journey home can be a challenging one as there are many vehicles on the roads. During such a time, it is important that we stay cool, alert and courteous while driving or riding,” Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said.

The safety programme is part of Perodua’s on-going Road Safety Campaign initiative launched in Oct 2017, a five-year safety project aimed at educating the public about the importance of abiding by basic road rules.

The core of this programme is to encourage the use of seat belts, turn signals, child seats and for drivers to not use their mobile devices while driving.

“We believe education should begin at home, which is why the Perodua Road Safety Campaign is mainly centred on educating our people on the importance of their vehicles’ safety equipment as well as making good driving habits second nature to them.

“We believe in leading by example and hope that all Malaysian drivers will accept our invitation to make Malaysian roads the safest in the region,” said Aminar Rashid.

Perodua’s holistic internal safety programme kicked off a month ago with training by the Malaysian Road and Transportation Safety Association on May 15-16. A total of 69 employees were educated on various safety topics including major causes of accidents and proper vehicle pre-check procedures.

Also, to make sure motorcycles belonging to staff were in good working order before the Raya holidays, free inspections were carried out on June 6. A total of 47 bikes were checked, with the owners of those having incomplete or defective equipment told to go and rectify the faults.

Externally, Perodua’s Tweckbot mobile car inspection service successfully carried out free pre-Raya 50-point checks on 380 Perodua vehicles in total at Tesco Kota Bharu on May 12-14 and at a Petronas station in Kota Kinabalu.

Tweckbot will be at Petronas Sungai Buloh PLUS R&R on June 23-24 for post-Raya checks, offering as always a 20% discount on parts and accessories to all inspected vehicles that return to Perodua service branches and dealers.

“For our valued customers, please service your Perodua vehicle at the most convenient Perodua service centre near you.

We wish all Muslims Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin and to the rest, happy holidays and have a safe journey to your respective destinations,” said Aminar Rashid.