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Since Merdeka, Shell Malaysia has been involved in road safety training at school level, with the Shell Traffic Games being held annually at school-level for the past six decades. Recognising that times, and public perception, have changed, Shell yesterday – in conjunction with the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety and the Malaysian Road Saftey department (JKJR) – launched #ShellSelamatSampai, a programme designed to drive road safety behaviour in three strategic environments, namely secondary schools, universities and the community.

Beginning with secondary schools, #ShellSelamatSampai will provide knowledge and practical training as part of the school’s official extra-curricular programme. This learning module is developed in collaboration with JKJR, with Shell providing funding for selected students that successfully complete the training to obtain their motorcycle licenses.

At university and college level, “road safety bootcamps” will be held to teach students defensive driving, and have their motorcycles inspected by the Road Transport department (JPJ). Shell will also work with communities where schools, colleges and unviersities are located to create Shell Safety Zones, so that students can travel safely to and from school.

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During his speech, Datuk Seri Saripuddin Kasim, chief secretary of the Road Transport department, pointed out that the nation has to bear losses of RM9 billion a year as the result of road accidents and lost productivity, not to mention the human cost. “Studies by MIROS have shown that the segment of population most at risk from road accidents is the 18 to 25 age group,” said Saripuddin.

In addition to this, Shell has also recently announced a partnership with MIROS to improve road safety through the International Road assessment programme (IRAP). This programme intends to provide a comprehensive evaluation of roads throughout Malaysia in order to improve road conditions and safety.