With this year’s theme of “Drive Smart. Drive Safe”, organisers are combining their efforts to maintain and strengthen road safety to curb road traffic accidents in the country, and are welcoming all Bruneian road users to visit the mega fair and learn how to improve their safety on the roads and potentially save lives.
The launch of the Road Safety Fair 2012 was officated by Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Awg Abu Bakar bin Hj Apong, Minister of Education and Hj Salleh Bostaman bin Hj Zainal Abidin, the Acting Managing Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP).
Among the many exciting exhibits awaiting visitors this weekend are the Photobooth, “Seeing Is Believing” booth, Road Games, Proper Way of Tyre Changing, Fatal Vision, the Seat Belt Convincer, Spot The Hazard, The Dark Room, `Spin The Wheel’ and the Games Area.
Another major attraction at the road safety carnival will be Brunei’s very own energy-efficient vehicles – designed, built and driven by local students – which competed against more then 100 teams from 12 countries in the recent Shell Eco-marathon Asia held at Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur earlier this year.
The Shell Eco-marathon is an all-student competition to design and build a fuel efficient vehicle using the least amount of fuel to travel the furthest distance.
Visitors will also be entertained with tonnes of fun and educational activities including the Road Safety Questionnaire, Children’s Road Safety Colouring event, as well as the attractive lucky draws held throughout the weekend.
The 25 organisations featured in this year’s Road Safety Fair include government agencies such as the Brunei National Road Safety Council, the Royal Brunei Police Force, the Fire and Rescue Department, and the Public Works Department ( JKR). There are also local companies participating such as RTC, Astrata, Megalift, Baker Hughes, Megamas, Champion Technologies, Halliburton, NBT, GHK Motors, Setia Motors, TCY Motors and Tyremart.
The public can follow the Road Safety Fair on Twitter @RoadSafetyFair.
The Road Safety Fair 2012 is a joint effort to further support the nation’s efforts in attaining the goals of the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, following the launch of the BSJV Road Safety 2012 which was graced by Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Patron of the Brunei National Road Safety Council, in June this year, in Seria.
–Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin