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Tyres the first line of defence in road safety


Michelin Malaysia staff briefing UTHM students during the question and answer session on tyre safety.

Michelin Malaysia staff briefing UTHM students during the question and answer session on tyre safety.

BATU PAHAT: Tyre company Michelin joined Petron in Johor at Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in its effort to communicate and impart tyre safety advocacy to students around Malaysia.

The objective of the road safety programme was to educate and create awareness amongst the younger generation that tyres were the first line of defence on the road; it is very important to ensure that car tyres are in good condition.

Other partners for this programme included Road Transport Department (JPJ), Road Safety Department Malaysia (JKJR) and other private companies.

“Michelin has always been a strong advocate of safety – we place the utmost priority on ensuring our tyres are the safest on the road, in all conditions.

“The team is very pleased to be part of this programme as it is in line with our own road safety campaign,” shared Michelin Public Affairs and Corporate Communication director (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam) Nora Guitet.

She further added, “Being at various universities these past three weekends has given us a first-hand opportunity to raise awareness that tyres are an essential part of road safety.

“Our aim during this programme is to educate students on tyre care and maintenance to ensure they know the steps and precautions to take to be safe on the road.”

Michelin and Petron, together with other partners, have successfully completed the road safety programme in Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin Terengganu, Universiti Selangor and UTHM.

The programme will continue at Universiti Teknologi MARA in Seremban; Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Selangor; and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Skudai, Johor until December.

   

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