TUESDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER –
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) students are urged to always abide to traffic rules to ensure road safety.
According to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni UMS, Assoc. Prof. Datuk Dr Kasim Md Mansur, road users especially students who are riding motorbikes should be mindful of the rules and regulations to avoid from unwanted tragedies.
“Students should also steer clear of unhealthy activities such as illegal motorcycle racing besides ensuring that their helmets are worn correctly and is according to SIRIM safety standards,” he said this when officiating at the Correct Wearing of Helmet Campaign held at Anjung Siswa Student Affairs Department (HEP), UMS. Also present was the Director of Road Safety Department Sabah (JKJR), Herdiansah Abdul Karim and staff of HEP.
Earlier, Herdiansah in his welcoming speech said that the organising of the safety awareness programme for motorcyclists and their pillion rider was timely and should be increased from time to time in efforts to reduce the rate of road accidents in the country.
He also announced a collaboration initiative between JKJR and the Student Representative Council (MPP) which will be implemented in the near future.
The programme which was jointly organised by JKJR, HEP Department and SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd. also witnessed the handing over and use of helmets to motorcyclists comprising UMS staff and students. – FL
By Salbinous Saribun Chancellery Department