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    Nurturing road safety culture in everyone

    Daniel Lim

    A two-day road safety roadshow hosted by Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd began at the Liang Lumut Recreational Club yesterday.

    Minister of Transport and Infocommunications and Chairman of the National Road Safety Council (MKKJR) Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha officiated the opening ceremony.

    Brunei LNG Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Hajah Farida binti Dato Seri Paduka Haji Talib in her opening remarks recalled that in 2022, there were 116 road accidents reported in the Liang and Lumut areas, with 17 resulting in injuries and one fatality.

    “We can do better. We must do better,” said Hajah Farida, adding that this was the first time Brunei LNG has organised a roadshow geared towards the public.

    Previously, the company’s road safety awareness campaigns were targetted to their employees.

    Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha launches the event while Brunei LNG Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Hajah Farida binti Dato Seri Paduka Haji Talib looks on. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM
    Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha views an exhibit.

    Hajah Farida said she is confident that the information shared in the event’s exhibitions from various partners will be beneficial to all.

    She said the company looks forward to explore more avenues of collaboration in realising the National Road Safety Strategic Plan’s mission ‘To lead and enhance road safety’ and vision ‘Zero road accident fatalities’.

    The event was launched by Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary with the premier of short videos that highlighted ‘Road Safety Starts with Me’.

    The minister then toured exhibits and booths set up by various government, private sectors, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). It includes MKKJR, Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), Emergency Medical Ambulance Services (EMAS), Brunei Fire and Rescue Department (BFRD), Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP), Brunei Shell Marketing (BSM) Company Sdn Bhd, Brunei Insurance and Takaful Association (BITA), Brunei Darussalam Cycling Federation (BDCF), Darussalam Motorcycle Association (PEMODA), Brunei Automobile Traders Association (BATA), Mahkota Maju Sdn Bhd and Mothercare Brunei.

    In addition to the booths, various talks and forums have been lined up for the two-day roadshow, such as a forum on ‘Know your rights and responsibilities as a road user’.

    Other talks include one by the Secretariat of the MKKJR which discussed SiKAP, road accident statistics and ethics and another on road insurance.

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