Towards achieving zero road accident fatalities

James Kon

The National Road Safety Council (MKKJR) yesterday launched the Brunei Darussalam Road Safety Strategic Plan 2025 with the vision of achieving “zero road accident fatalities” in line with the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications’ (MTIC) strategic plan.

Held at the Amar Pahlawan Hall of the MTIC, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof launched the initiative.

The Brunei Darussalam Road Safety Strategic Plan 2025 is a follow up to the Brunei Darussalam Blueprint Decade of Action For Road Safety 2011–2020.

There are five strategic outcomes that support the mission and vision of the plan.

Progressive Road Safety Culture For All – drives to produce individuals who are instilled with the culture of always maintaining safety not only for oneself but also other road users covering children to senior citizens.

Attendees at the event. PHOTO: JAMES KON

Progressive Road Safety for All on the Move – a strategic outcome towards producing road users who always ensure their own and public safety while on the road by complying to the road regulations.

High Safety Standard For All Road Vehicles – aims towards achieving regional and international standards for vehicles used on the road is roadworthy to guarantee safety of the road users.

Recognised Safe Road Infrastructure – aims to achieve international standard by ensuring roads in the country are equipped with safe and sufficient infrastructure.

Dependable, Timely and Reliable Emergency Response – a strategic outcome towards producing emergency response services that are fast, efficient and always ready and equipped with adequate and effective equipment.

The National Road Safety Council urged all drivers to pray before going on trips, and raise alertness by giving complete focus and attention while driving as well as instill the attitude
of prudence.

The council also reminded the public to always wear safety belts, avoid using mobile phones while driving, and comply with the speed limit. Maintenance must be conducted in accordance to approved standards to avoid vehicle fire.