Kawasaki Malaysia launched 2016 Road Safety Campaign at the North South Expressway’s Sungai Besi toll plaza on yesterday in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.
This is the inaugural road safety campaign organised by Kawasaki and as part of their corporate social responsibility commitment, Kawasaki would like create awareness on the road safety especially for motorcyclist.
According to Raja Dato’ Hanipuddin, together with Malaysia Motorcycle and Scooter Association, Kawasaki is planning to organise this campaign as an annual affair. The campaign offers free 16 points safety checking by their trained professional for bikes of all makes and model.
The campaign was formally launched by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai accompanied by JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad, Kawasaki executive chairman YM Raja Dato’ Hanipuddin Bin Raja Dato’ Nong Chik and chairman of Malaysia Motorcycle and Scooter Association (MMSDA) Mr. Wee Hong.
“During the Chinese New Year period last year, a total of 17,632 road accidents were recorded, of which 186 resulted in 199 deaths.
“This is an average of 13 deaths a day,” he said. Liow also said emphasis would be given to motorcyclists as 60% of all fatal road accidents involved riders and those riding pillion.
“Between January and September last year, a total of 4,203 fatal motorcycle accidents were recorded,” said Liow.