UTP Health, Safety and Environment Department recently collaborated with Malaysian Road Safety Department (JKJR) and SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd to organise the Road Safety Campaign and Motorcycle Helmet Exchange Program for its staff and students.
The objective of this Road Safety Campaign is to promote the importance of road safety to more than 4,500 car and motorcycle owners in UTP. As part of the safety campaign, UTP students and staff were briefed on the importance of road safety by JKJR. They also received 200 free helmets that meet SIRIM standards, in exchange of their old ones.
UTP hopes that this campaign will increase the level of awareness among the university’s community on road safety and thus help the government’s aspiration to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by road accidents in Malaysia.
UTP Vice Chancellor, YBhg Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim, JKJR Director General, YBhg Dato’ Dr. Tam Weng Wah and SIRIM QAS International Managing Director, Pn. Khalidah Mustafa were present at the event.
In conjunction with the Road Safety Campaign and Motorcycle Helmet Exchange Program, there were also exhibition booths from government agencies such as Road Transport Department, Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research, Perak Islamic Religious Department and National Anti-drugs Agency.