Shell Advocates Road Safety to Bintulu Kids
May 09, 2015
Sarawak Shell Berhad concluded the Bintulu leg of its flagship Shell Traffic Games (STG) today, attracting 320 students from 20 primary and secondary schools from the division.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Shell MDS manufacturing general manager Tom Wong said that road safety is a key theme for social investment activities in Shell. “We share our road safety experience with others to help reduce the number of road traffic incidents globally.”
He added that nearly 1.3 million people are killed on the road globally every year, another 50 million are injured. “We are working in partnerships to help address this challenge.”
Citing forecasts that the number of cars was expected to triple worldwide by 2050, Wong said “At Shell, we are constantly finding innovative ways to move more people and goods, safely, cost-effectively and with reduced impact on the environment by Smarter Mobility approach – using smarter products, smarter infrastructure and smarter use.”
Wong explained that smarter mobility involves providing customers with information and advice to help them make smarter choices and promote good habits, including programmes to promote more efficient driving, and initiatives to improve road safety such as the Shell Traffic Games.
He continued, “As a responsible energy provider, we believe we have a role to play in keeping our roads safe through road safety education.“
During the closing ceremony, Shell urged the public to join them in signing up to the #SaveKidsLives declaration – the United Nation’s global call to action to improve road safety and save the lives of children around the world.
Present at the event was Haji Mohd Yakub Kari, Resident of Bintulu.
STG is run in every division in Sarawak and culminates in a state level final in which the winning schools from each division participate. State level champions go on to represent Sarawak at the national level finals, competing against other states.
STG also runs in every state in Peninsular Malaysia and in every district in Sabah – an average of over 20,000 students a year from throughout Malaysia participate in the programme.
Concurrently in Miri, Shell reached out to the public in advocating road safety by organising public campaign and exhibition in celebrating Miri City Day and Shell Safety Day.
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