Bikers on safety awareness journey

Safety first: Johari (fifth from right) flagging off the Young Skuad Borneo Ride 2015 programme along with Che Zakaria (fourth from right) in Taman Bukit Dahlia. – Photo by NORBAITI PHAHARORADZI

PASIR GUDANG: A total of 57 bikers will travel about 2,000km to create awareness to members of the public on road safety.

The Young Skuad Borneo Ride 2015 would be going to several states and cross-country including to Kuching, Miri, Sabah as well as Brunei for the seven-day programme starting April 29 until May 7.

Johor Road Transport Department (JPJ) director Johari Yusof said he supported event to be held by the community to help them raise the awareness on road safety in the country.

He said that it was a good approach as this kind of programme was also part of the responsibility of both parties - JPJ and the community to reduce our country’s accident and deaths.

“We support this programme as one of our strategies to reduce the number of deaths due to driver’s negligence which could lead to fatality.

He was speaking to reporters after flagging off the programme at Wardah Boutique in Taman Bukit Dahlia here on Saturday.

Johari added that the department needed volunteers who adhered to the four main principles such as road safety concerns, team spirit, patriotism and helpful towards others.

SM1JPJ advisor Datuk Che Zakaria Mohd Salleh said that programme which involved 34 high-powered motorcycles would be going to several places and to give some contributions to those in need.

“We will also do some charity programmes such as visiting the old folks home while cruising from one place to another to create road safety awareness to the community.

“Apart from that, we will also be joining the Brunei Bike Week 2015 before coming back to Johor Baru,” said Che Zakaria who is also the main sponsor for the programme.

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