| Danial Norjidi |
THE Brunei National Road Safety Council (BNRSC) through the Ministry of Communications (MinCom) held a recreational cycling event and a road safety campaign at Bandarku Ceria yesterday.
According to a press release, yesterday’s event and campaign were part of BNRSC’s ongoing efforts to promote the importance of safety on the roads.
The event is also one of the platforms to be used in campaigns that will be conducted throughout the year.
Leading the cycling group was Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof, the Minister of Communications.
The minister was accompanied by Haji Azhar bin Haji Ahmad, Permanent Secretary at the MinCom; Dr Haji Supry bin Haji Awang Ladi, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary; Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Acting Director of Land Transport; and senior officers from the MinCom and its departments, as well as representatives of invited cycling associations.
Starting from the MinCom building, the cycling group travelled on a six-kilometre journey to the Bandarku Ceria area in Bandar Seri Begawan.
After arriving in the capital, the Minister of Communications and the cycling team took part in a campaign where they distributed advisory leaflets entitled ‘Share the Road: Responsibility for All’ to visitors in the Bandarku Ceria area.
Speaking to the Bulletin, the minister shared that yesterday’s event was conducted as part of BNRSC’s ongoing efforts to educate the public on the importance of road safety for all road users, including motorists, pedestrians, joggers and cyclists.
Touching on the advisory leaflets, he said, “These are all safety reminders, raising awareness among all road users. It’s a shared responsibility.”
He highlighted that this means motorists must be aware of joggers, pedestrians and cyclists on the road, and vice versa. “They must be fully aware. They should be alert at all times.”