In order to improve road safety amongst motorcyclists in Malaysia, Shell Malaysia just started its 2018 Road Safety Movement, fondly known as Shell Selamat Sampai. This social investment programme specifically targets younger motorcyclists, who are especially involved in motorcycle accidents.
This year’s Shell Malaysia Road Safety Movement is composed of four different actions: School Outreach, MyLesen, School Challenge and Varsity Challenge.
The School Outreach programme will see Shell Malaysia attempt to drive home its “Goal Zero” accident-free zone message through a fun, educational and interactive roadshow to 20 schools nationwide.
In the MyLesen programme, Shell will sponsor 40 Sabahan students from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Badin in Tuaran and SMK Inanam in Kota Kinabalu to obtain a valid motorcycle-riding license. The selected students would have the opportunity to undergo training on defensive riding, road safety awareness and how to handle emergencies, and a motorcycle maintenance workshop by Shell Advance.
The programme sees a joint effort collaborating Shell Malaysia with the Road Transport Department (JPJ), traffic police (PDRM) and the Ministry of Education.
Meanwhile, the Varsity Challenge aims to challenge students in six selected universities across the country, namely Curtin University, Monash University, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Mara, to develop technical prototypes or devices for road safety intervention that could help prevent road-related accidents among road users with a Grand Prize of RM10,000 in cash awaiting the most impactful, creative and sustainable project.
This year the selected twenty schools nationwide would also take part in in the School Challenge, which is similar to the Varsity Challenge in terms of objective and reward.
This is the first time that Shell Malaysia is conducting motorcycling maintenance workshops, so that young motorcyclists understand from a young age that proactive maintenance on a bike is important to prevent accidents and help reduce the number of road accidents.
For more information about the Shell Malaysia Road Safety Movement, or Shell Selamat Sampai, please visit www.shell.com.my .