Klang, 26 March 2017 – Allianz Malaysia in its effort to reduce on-road risk, held its road safety advocacy campaign along Jalan Langat in front of AEON, Bukit Tinggi on 23 March to raise road safety awareness.
During the campaign, Allianz Malaysia handed out 300 specially designed reflective stickers and 50 reflective windbreakers to motorcyclists, while 30 sets of shoulder pads, 30 safety hammers and 20 Child Safety Booster Seats were given away to motorists.
“As an insurer, our business is to reduce risks. We recognise the importance of our role in educating the public about road safety. Through our road safety campaigns, we hope to engage with the community and play an active role to increase safety awareness among road users,” said Francis Tan Chin Foo, Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad, Klang Branch Manager and Acting Area Manager for Malacca, Muar, Segamat, Batu Pahat and Kluang.
Allianz Malaysia’s road safety advocacy campaigns emphasise the safety of motorcyclists as they hold the highest road fatality rate in Malaysia. The reflective stickers and reflective windbreakers that were given out help increase the visibility of motorcyclists in low-light conditions.
As for motorists, the use of the car seatbelt shoulder pads, which feature the message “Drive Safely” and “Buckle Up”, can help to relieve the stress and chafing from the seatbelt strap. The safety hammer is a multi-tool that also functions as a torchlight, beacon light, and seatbelt cutter, that can come in handy in the event of a vehicle breakdown or when an accident occurs involving the vehicle.
Besides that, the Child Safety Booster Seat, which should be placed in the back seat of the car, will help boost the child’s sitting height, so that the seatbelt sash passes their shoulders across the chest, while the lap strap is worn low on the child’s lap. The booster seat is recommended for children who are under 135cm in height.
Allianz Malaysia has been advocating road safety since 2011 through initiatives such as the road safety education programme and road safety interactive campaigns at schools and the road safety advocacy campaigns at accident prone areas. In collaboration with Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya Malaysia (JKJR), Allianz Malaysia has carried out 155 road safety campaigns and programmes nationwide with more than 440 Allianz Malaysia employees trained by JKJR as Road Safety Ambassadors.