Published on January 4th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Volvo Trucks Launches ‘See and Be Seen’ Road Safety Programme For Cyclists
Volvo Trucks Malaysia recently launched another important road safety programme called See and Be Seen which focuses on awareness in traffic for cyclists, through activities that demonstrate how to improve safety in the interaction between them and truck drivers.
The programme was launched and introduced to a gathering of around 800 active scouts from schools in all over Malaysia who had attended a scouting skills competition and campfire held at Hin Hua High School in Klang, as part of its 70th year anniversary activities. Around 15 students and lecturers from INTI College, a volunteering partner of Volvo Malaysia’s corporate social responsibility projects also attended the event.
Tuan Noor Hashim Bin Ismail, Selangor Scout Deputy Chief State Commissioner who attended the launch event shared his delight in partnering with Volvo Trucks for the first time to bring road safety message to scouts. He also commended the company for running this community effort and expressed his interest to continue this partnership with Volvo and to bring See and Be Seen to state-level scout associations.
During the event, Volvo Trucks delivered the message on road safety via various indoor and outdoor activities which included presentations with interactive stories and simulations of actual road conditions such as identifying and understanding blindspots of trucks and what to do when faced with large trucks on the road.
In order to make the simulation as real as possible, the participants were asked to walk around a stationary Volvo truck to observe the different spots where bicycles were placed near to it. Following this, they were required to climb and enter the driver’s seat of the truck, to discover first-hand the driver’s view of the road, his surroundings and blind spots. Volvo Trucks’ facilitators who were on-site then conducted further explanation to the participants on how to stay safe.