BATU GAJAH – The Road Safety Department (JKJR) has allocated 1,100 units of helmets to be distributed for free to motorcyclists and pillion riders in Perak, this year.
Perak JKJR director Laila Mazwin Zakaria said the new helmets would replace the previous ones which were considered dangerous for them, especially to be used during the festive season.
“Three hundred from the total number of the helmets are allocated for children,” she told reporters after launching a road safety campaign here, today.
She said, the motorcyclists also received oil lubricants from Petronas, safety stickers and safety jackets.
She added every week, a total of 30 helmets would be distributed to motorcyclists to ensure they would wear it the right way.
Laila Mazwin said the road safety campaign also received co-operation from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and JKJR volunteers.
She said the programme would be held once a week in every district in Perak in efforts to create awereness among motorcyclists on the importance of using the helmets.
She also welcomed members of the public who are interested to be a JKJR volunteer and wanted to join the campaign, to contact JKJR office at 05-2496960.
JKJR has 282 volunteers so far, she said. – BERNAMA