Safety vests for 1,000 m-cyclists to be given out today

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow will launch a Road Safety Campaign and give out reflective safety vests to motorcyclists in conjunction with the coming Chinese New Year, in front of the Petronas station in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, today.

Penang Youth and Sports Committee chairman Soon Lip Chee said the first 1,000 lucky motorcyclists would receive the vests during the campaign from 9am to 2pm.

He said the theme of the event is ‘Drive Safe With Us, Be Safe be Seen’.

Soon, who is also Bagan Jermal assemblyman, said the campaign was jointly being held by his service centre, Penang Road Safety Department (JKJR), Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd and the Jalan Raja Uda Petronas Station.

“The objective of the campaign is to create an awareness especially on personnel safety and to practise prudent attitude while on the roads, emphasise the importance of law and regulations while on the road and practise good culture as a motorcyclist and also as a pillion rider.

“Motorcyclists are also reminded to focus on road safety while on the roads,” said Soon in a press conference at the Petronas station’s meeting room in Jalan Raja Uda on Friday.

Also present were Petronas station sole proprietor Victor Lau, JKJR director M. Thurkah Thevi, her deputy Roziah Aziz and Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd’s director Jeremy Loo Chin Chee.

Soon also said that as part of the safety campaign, Honda would carry out free examinations on motorcycle functional parts from 9am to 5pm at the same place.

He said during the examinations, any defects found would be written down and given to the motorcyclists so that they could take their machines to their mechanics and get the repairs done.

“There will be four bays for the motorcycle inspections to be done,” he added.

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