KUALA LUMPUR: The Road Safety Department is calling for accident victims or those who have lost loved ones in road accidents to be ambassadors of road safety.
Its director-general Datuk Suret Singh said that Khairul Azman, 22, from Negri Sembilan has been appointed the first spokesperson for the “Road Safety Walk” launched on Jan 30.
Suret said that Khairul, who lost a leg after an accident last year, spoke to about 300 youths on road safety and advised them not to speed during the launch of the campaign in Seremban.
“He is very articulate and we are looking for road safety ambassadors like him in every state to share their experiences,” Suret Singh told reporters before he visited road accident victims at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital orthopaedics ward yesterday.
He said the Malaysian Road Safety Council would invite them as speakers at road safety campaigns and would offer a small fee for their appearance.
Those interested can email his department through www.panducermat.org.my or www.jkjr.gov.my.
On another matter, Suret Singh said stalled cars should be towed away within 20 minutes. “These cars can cause accidents if they are left on the road side,” he said.