Published on June 23rd, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Local Celebrities #CapturAdventur with Renault Captur
In conjunction with this year’s Hari Raya celebrations, fans of artists Erwin Dawson Shah and Linda Rafaras well as online personalities Jazel Lim and Karen Kho can soon catch their #CapturAdventur road trips in the sporty and versatile Renault Captur urban crossover.
Between now to July 2017, the four out-going and energetic personalities will be sharing their excursions on the Renault Malaysia Instagram and Facebook pages while inviting fans and the general public to not only like their posts but also join the #CapturAdventur contest and stand the chance to win prizes of their own.
The Captur is an urban crossover that encourages an active, ‘go-getter’ lifestyle as encapsulated by its tagline ‘Capture Life’. To this end, TC Euro Cars, the official distributor of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the #CapturAdventur campaign, which aims to showcase everyday people living their lives with the Renault Captur.
To catch Erwin, Jazel, Karenand Linda on their #CapturAdventur trips, check out the Renault Malaysia Instagram page (www.instagram.com/RenaultMalaysia) or the Renault Malaysia Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RenaultMalaysia).
#CapturAdventur road safety tips for the upcoming holidays
For Muslim friends planning to balik kampung or those making trips during the break, the #CapturAdventur featured personalities have the following tips to share:
Erwin Dawson Shah:
Planning ahead and making preparations is the key to a smooth and stress-free road trip.
- Make sure your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition. At the very least, take it for a 21-point safety inspection and ensure all recommended repairs are completed
- Plan the route to your destination and give yourself enough time to reach it, especially in anticipation of delays due to heavy traffic
- Schedule regular rest stops along the way, especially if travelling with young children who can be restless during long car rides
- Make sure your valuables and home are secured and you have all the necessary documents or items before heading out on your trip
While on the road, remain vigilant and practice safe driving habits at all times.
- Front and rear passengers should have seatbelts fastened in addition to the driver
- Don’t drive on the emergency lane and observe speed limits at all times
- Be aware of your own blind spots and always use your indicator lights before switching lanes or making a turn
- If it rains, slow down and turn on your headlights. And in downpours, do not turn on your hazard lights while driving as that indicates a stopped vehicle and can cause confusion for other drivers leading to accidents
Aside from speeding, driver fatigue is another common cause of accidents on the road, especially on highways during long trips.
- If you are the primary driver, make sure you get plenty of rest the night before
- Take safety breaks periodically to ensure you can continue to stay alert and focused on the road and surroundings
- Don’t overload on junk food – the carbohydrates can make you sleepy
- Minimise distractions. Travelling with young children, for example, can be challenging as they get bored and irritable on long trips. So, make sure you’re ready to keep them entertained!
No matter how safely you drive, always be mindful that other drivers and road users may not be as cautious as you are.
- Always be aware of blind spots as well as observe and anticipate other vehicles on the road, using your rear and side mirrors regularly
- Always maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front. This distance should increase to at least five seconds or more at night and depending on visibility due to weather conditions like heavy rain
- Only overtake when it is absolutely safe to do so
- Be courteous towards fellow road users – keep your temper and do not retaliate
- When driving through towns, slow down and be especially alert when approaching traffic lights, turnings and cross junctions
- If travelling with young children, always use the child seats (anchored using the ISOFIX attachment points if the vehicle comes with them) for added protection