BNRSC holds national road safety campaign
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Brunei National Road Safety Council (BNRSC) organised a nationwide road safety reminder campaign yesterday in a bid to prevent and reduce road accidents.
The campaign, led by the Ministry of Communication, hoped to raise awareness and ensure road users adopt safe driving habits, especially in following the traffic rules and regulations.
The campaign took place in several areas across all four districts simultaneously, in which a total of 3,000 Driver Safety Practice System (SiKAP) books and 2,000 tyre thread gauges were distributed to the road users.
During the campaign, Land Transport Department (JPD) Director Dr Hj Supry Hj Ladi told _The Brunei Times _that the tyre thread gauges were given to the public to help them determine if their tyres are safe for road.
He said bald tyres are dangerous and have been known to cause road accidents.
The gauges have three colour indicators. Dr Hj Supry said green indicates the tyres are safe to use, while yellow requires the motorists to be cautious on wet roads. If the motorists’ tyres are on red, the tyres must be changed immediately as it is not safe.
Dr Hj Supry went on to advice the public to ensure their cars are road worthy.
Minister of Communications Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Hj Mustappa Hj Sirat said that the national road safety campaign was organised in light of the increasing number of road accidents in recent times.
He said the campaign will increase the public’s awareness on tyres and road safety.
“If you are tired or lack sleep, we discourage you to drive because it will affect your concentration,” he said.
During the campaign, the minister handed over the gauges and books to customers at the TAIB Delima Petrol Station.
Royal Brunei Police Commissioner Dato Seri Pahlawan Hj Mohd Jammy Hj Muhd Al Islam was present to hand over the gauges and books at the Jerudong Petrol Station while the ministry’s permanent secretary, Hj Azhar Hj Ahmad, handed over the gauges and books at the TAIB Beribi Petrol Station.
Distributing the gauges and books at the other districts were their respective district officers.
The Brunei Times