A company as large as Perodua has thousands of employees and during a major festival holiday break like the coming Hari Raya Aidilifitri celebration, some 7,000 of them will be returning to their respective hometowns around the country.
In connection with this, Perodua has initiated a month-long road safety programme for some 8,000 of its staff to remind them, especially those who drive cars or ride motorcycles, of basic rules while on the road. The programme includes providing tips that can save time and money while making the long journey to be with their loved ones.
“The journey home can be a challenging one as there are many vehicles on the roads. During such a time, it is important that we stay cool, alert and courteous while driving or riding,” said Perodua President & CEO, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh.
The safety programme is part of Perodua’s ongoing Road Safety Campaign initiative launched in October 2017. This is a 5-year safety project which is aimed at educating the public about the importance of abiding by basic road rules. The core of this programme is to encourage the use of seatbelts, turn signals, childseats and for drivers to not use their mobile devices while driving.
“We believe education should begin at home, which is why the Perodua Road Safety Campaign is mainly centred on educating our people on the importance of their vehicles’ safety equipment as well as making good driving habits second nature to them. We believe in leading by example and hope that all Malaysian drivers will accept our invitation to make Malaysian roads the safest in the region,” Datuk (Dr) Aminar.
Perodua’s holistic internal safety programme started off a month ago with training by the Malaysian Road and Transportation Safety Association. A total of 69 employees were give presentations on various safety topics including major causes of accidents and proper vehicle pre-check procedures.
Also, to make sure motorcycles belonging to staff are in good working order before the Raya holidays, free inspections were carried out earlier this month. A total of 47 machines were checked and owners of those having incomplete or defective equipment were advised to rectify the faults before commencing on their long journeys.
For Perodua owners, there’s also the Tweckbot mobile car inspection service which has been provided for many years during major festival periods. This year, the Perodua teams carried out free 50-point checks on 380 Perodua vehicles at locations in Kota Bharu and Kota Kinabalu.
The Tweckbot team will be at the Petronas Sungai Buloh PLUS R&R on June 23/24 to offer post-Raya checks to those who may be headed home. As always, there is the offer of a 20% discount on parts and accessories which may need to be changed if the owners of the inspected vehicles visit Perodua service branches and authorised dealers nationwide.
Visit www.perodua.com.my to find the locations of authorised service centres nationwide.