The 17th edition Yamaha Balik Kampung Road Safety Campaign 2015 was officiated last weekend at Bentong, Pahang.
The campaign organised by Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HYLM) centres itself towards raising the awareness of rider’s safety during the Hari Raya holidays.
This years theme ‘Kawal Kelajuan Selamat Sampai ke Tujuan’ (Control Your Speed Safety to Your Destination)
This year’s edition of the campaign was launched at the Bentong Bus Terminal, Pahang, the Yamaha Balik Kampung Road Safety Campaign’s first venue.
Present during the campaign’s launch were Road Transport Department director general YB Datuk Sri Ismail Ahmad, HLYM’s managing director Datuk Jim Khor, as well as Motorcycle & Scooter Dealers Association (MMSDA) chairman Mr Wee Hong.
The campaign sees HLYM offer free 15-point bike checks at selected venues, and the check applies to all motorcycles regardless of brand. Participating motorcyclists also benefit with advises on the importance of periodic motorcycle maintenance, plus the Yamaha Safety Riding Science (YSRS) demonstration is aimed to educate motorcyclists on safety riding skills from a scientific approach.
Motorcyclists that successfully participate in this campaign will also receive several goodies. These include a free safety vest courtesy of campaign partners P&O Insurance, followed by a Yamaha booklet that feature the launch event’s highlights, safety tips as well as reflective stickers.
Yamaha Balik Kampung Road Safety Campaign 2015 will be held in the following locations starting from 9am:
- July 4 – Bentong Bus Terminal Carpark, Bentong, Pahang
- July 7 – The Store open carpark, Batu Phat, Johore
- July 9 – Pejabat Penghulu Mukim Changkat Jong, Langkap, Perak
- July 11 – PLUS Office (KL-bound) @ Batu Tiga Toll Plaza, Sha Alam, Selangor.
The campaign has already garnered the support from the Road Safety Department of Malaysia (JKJR), the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), the Road Transport Department of Malaysia (JPJ), Ministry of Transport (MOT) and other relevant agencies.
Tyre maker FKR will station their technical advisors at each of the locations listed below to conduct checks and educate motorcyclists on tyre maintenance. KHI Helmets and AEON Credit Services, on the other hand, have also entered its support by supplying up to 100 new SIRIM-approved helmets that will be given away for free to replace unsafe, old or worn out helmets at each location.