Shell Promotes Road Safety Awareness
Shell is continuing with its initiative to promote road safety awareness, particularly in time for the upcoming festive period. Last weekend, it hosted its first #ShellSelamatSampai Road Safety Carnival in Putrajaya as part of its road safety initiative. This carnival is Shell’s way to reach the community and promote awareness in an engaging and fun way.
Shell has a long history of advocating for road safety in Malaysia. Shell’s effort in promoting road safety spans over 6 decades and has benefited over 1 million school children nationwide.
“Shell has worked very closely with various stakeholders including many government agencies, over many decades, to promote road safety among Malaysians. This carnival is the result of a collective effort, and I would like to extend my gratitude to all our partners who have been steadfast in their support of Shell’s road safety initiatives in Malaysia. Creating awareness on the importance of road safety is crucial and Shell will continue to strive, do our part to make the roads safer for everyone,” said Siti Sulaiman, Country Chair of Shell Malaysia and Senior Vice President, Upstream Malaysia. Also present at the event was Secretary-General of Ministry of Transport, Yang Berbahagia Dato Jana Santhiran Muniayan, who represented Deputy Minister of Transport, Yang Berhormat Datuk Haji Hasbi Habibollah.
Activities at the carnival included a sharing session on the maintenance of motorcycles led by the Shell Advance team, learning about blind spots of heavy vehicles using 2 Shell road tankers that are newly equipped with 360-degree view cameras and the latest Active Fatigue Detection Device (which vibrates the driver’s seat to alert the drivers when they get tired). Visitors also got to try the seat-belt convincer machine and a driving simulator.
The carnival also hosted the #ShellSelamatSampai Fun Run which was flagged off by Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading and Shell Timur, as well as other games and entertainment for the families who attended. Booths by Shell’s road safety partners included JPJ with a driver’s licence renewal mobile truck, as well as food and beverages from the Putrajaya Food Truck Association and Shell Café.
The #ShellSelamatSampai e-Learning Module has also been included in the Education Ministry’s DELIMa portal. This module provides a fun learning experience on road safety to 2.5 million secondary school students nationwide.
Additionally, the #ShellSelamatSampai Varsity Challenge empowers university students to develop road safety intervention solutions in an innovative manner to promote road safety. Parties which supported Shell Malaysia’s event include Ministry of Transport, Road Transport Department (JPJ), Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Ministry of Education, and PanduLaju, among others.
For further information on Shell’s road safety advocacy and initiatives, visit https://www.shell.com.my/sustainability/communities/road-safety-malaysia.html