Published on June 3rd, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Perodua Staff Commits to Responsible during Raya Drive
Safer roads always begin with safe drivers. This Raya, Perodua’s 10,500+ staff members have committed to responsible driving during the exodus.
All Perodua staff have committed to wearing seat belts, using turn signals, securing children in child seats, not using mobile devices when driving. They will also practice Kiken Yochi (technique of anticipating potential hazards) when behind the wheel.
For more on this and Perodua’s road safety initiatives, check out the press release.
Perodua’s circa-10,500 staff nationwide have given their commitment to drive responsibly during the upcoming Hari Raya Aidil Fitri exodus, with the hope of getting involved in zero accidents throughout the festive period.
“As millions of Malaysians prepare to take to the roads to celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Fitri at their hometowns, Perodua is pulling out all the stops in its Road Safety Programme to further stress the importance of taking
road safety seriously.
“As a People First company, Perodua genuinely cares very much for the safety and well-being of its employees, customers and the general public,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
“Since we launched our long-term Road Safety Programme in October 2017, we have embarked on many educational and awareness-boosting initiatives, both internally and externally,” he added.
Perodua held a balik kampung flag-off ceremony for its staff last Friday at its Sungai Choh headquarters, where Dato’ Zainal gave out high-visibility safety vests to staff motorcyclists and reminded everyone to take extra care on the roads this festive period.
“Of all road users, motorcyclists are arguably the most exposed to danger. So we have initiated an internal Smart Riding Programme, under which all staff must wear the safety vests provided when riding to and from work. These greatly increase their visibility to other road users.
“Also under the programme are refresher courses that staff motorcyclists have to undergo once every two years, along with theoretical and practical tests they must pass to be allowed to park their bikes at designated
areas near the buildings,” said Dato’ Zainal.
Delivered by Perodua’s internal trainers who have been accredited by the Social Security Organisation (PERKESO), the refresher courses serve to remind bikers of road rules and emphasise the importance of abiding by them.
“We also constantly remind our employees of our four road safety pillars – wear seat belts, use turn signals, secure children in child seats, do not use mobile devices when driving – and to practice Kiken Yochi (technique of anticipating potential hazards),” Dato’ Zainal said.
Externally, Perodua took part in the recent launch of the government’s national-level Raya road safety campaign, where it gave away 10 GearUp ISOFIX Child Car Seats as part of its on-going child seat campaign, ran its Tweckbot vehicle inspection service and continued to spread the safety message to visitors.
“Tweckbot is our long-running complimentary 50-point vehicle inspection service that aims to promote the importance of checking one’s vehicle regularly. It has inspected nearly 8,000 vehicles since its 2011 inception.
Having completed its pre-Raya duties, Tweckbot will be at Giant Shah Alam on 22 and 23 June to welcome you back from your long drive and check that your Perodua vehicle is in good running order.
“We believe that safety is a must and that it is everyone’s right. To all Malaysians motoring home for Raya, please plan ahead, rest well beforehand, check the roadworthiness of your vehicles and drive courteously, patiently and carefully. We wish everyone Selamat Hari Raya and a safe journey,” Dato’ Zainal added.