LITRAK Group And Perbadanan Putrajaya Organised An Outdoor Road Safety Programme For SK Sri Hartamas, SK Bukit Lanjan And SK Bandar Sri Damansara (1)

19 Apr 2012

'SUMMON'. They will be fined if rules are disobeyed

‘SUMMON’. They will be fined if rules are disobeyed

CAREFUL PEDESTRIANS. 'Zebra-crossing' should be respected at all times by all motorists

CAREFUL PEDESTRIANS. ‘Zebra-crossing’ should be respected at all times by all motorists

LINGKARAN Trans Kota Sdn Bhd (LITRAK), the highway concessionaire for Lebuhraya Damansara – Puchong (LDP) and SPRINT, the highway concessionaire for SPRINT Highway in collaboration with Perbadanan Putrajaya, organized a Road Safety Programme to some 150 students of SK Sri Hartamas, SK Bukit Lanjan and SK Bandar Sri Damansara (1) recently as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

Almost a year ago, LITRAK Group was also involved in a similar road safety program in collaboration with the Perbadanan Putrajaya. At that time, the program called ‘Xplorasi DeCARE’ was held indoor while this year’s program, known as ‘Smart DeCARE’ is believed to be more challenging and provide more positive awareness to students. Moreover, the ‘Smart DeCARE’ is conducted on a very wide circuit, completed with all the traffic signage, or particularly like a road that is filled with all types of vehicles. The circuit is built by Perbadanan Putrajaya, which is aimed to raise the community awareness on road safety, not only in Putrajaya, but across the country.

CORRECT TECHNIQUE. Students were shown the correct way to wear a helmet when cycling

CORRECT TECHNIQUE. Students were shown the correct way to wear a helmet when cycling

All students who attended were fully sponsored where LITRAK Group first brought them with three buses to attend the program at ‘DeCARE Park’ in Presint 7, Putrajaya. Many of them felt that it is a kind of ‘must-not-miss’ event as the ‘Smart DeCARE’ is a program that is totally different than others. They were given a short briefing before each of them were given the opportunity to try various types of light vehicles such as go-kart, electric bicycle, motorcycle and given the task of acting like a pedestrian and as a police officer who issues a summon! They were also taught the right way of wearing a helmet and safety belt together with the correct technique of road crossing, especially when it comes to approaching traffic lights at the junction.

NEW EXPERIENCE. Students taking part in the road safety programme pose for a group photo with staff of LITRAK Group and Perbadanan Putrajaya at the event

NEW EXPERIENCE. Students taking part in the road safety programme pose for a group photo with staff of LITRAK Group and Perbadanan Putrajaya at the event

LITRAK’s Chief Executive Officer, En Sazally Saidi commented that the program was part of the company’s continuous aspiration to achieve the highest level of road safety awareness for the students to apply the road safety skills especially for those schools along the highway. ‘ I must again not forget to express my highest appreciation to Perbadanan Putrajaya for allowing us to experience the newly traffic circuit. The students whom we invited will surely feel proud for being among the first who get the chance to feel the amazing exposure. Thumbs up to Smart DeCARE’, he said.

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