Safety on the road

The Goodyear-JKJR work­shop in­cludes tips on han­dling un­fore­seen sit­u­a­tions, writes Loong Wai Ting

New Straits Times - - Jom! Go -

In line with Goodyear Malaysia’s ef­fort to pro­vide qual­ity prod­ucts and ser­vices, it has also in­tro­duced a Worry Free As­sur­ance pro­gramme which cov­ers ir­repara­ble da­m­ages caused by road haz­ards.

This is avail­able across a wide range of prod­ucts and con­sumers can en­joy the ben­e­fits of road haz­ard as­sur­ance for six months with el­i­gi­ble claims of one-toone tyre re­place­ment at any au­tho­rised Goodyear Au­to­care or Servitekar.

On top of that, con­sumers are also given a worry-free pay­ment op­tion, which is a 0 per cent in­ter­est-free in­stal­ment plan for tyres un­der the Worry Free As­sur­ance Pro­gramme. De­tails at www.goodyear.com.my/ war­ranty/worry-free-as­sur­ance

En­sure tyres are in op­ti­mum con­di­tion.

ROAD haz­ards are among some of the ma­jor is­sues faced by road users in Malaysia. From poorly-main­tained road con­di­tions such as pot­holes and wet roads to im­per­fec­tions in ve­hi­cles such as tyre punc­tures and un­even tyre bal­anc­ing — all th­ese pose a ma­jor threat to road users ev­ery day.

It is im­por­tant that ev­ery road user equips him­self with sound knowl­edge and skills on road safety.

To cre­ate a safer en­vi­ron­ment for road users, Goodyear Malaysia re­cently part­nered with the Road Safety De­part­ment Of Malaysia (JKJR) to or­gan­ise a road safety cam­paign for lo­cal driv­ers.

The Goodyear-JKJR work­shop in­cludes tips on han­dling un­fore­seen road haz­ard sit­u­a­tions as well as tips on en­sur­ing that a ve­hi­cle and its tyres are in op­ti­mal con­di­tion.

As tyres are the only point of con­tact be­tween ve­hi­cles and the road, they play a very im­por­tant role when it comes to road safety. In the case of an emer­gency, stay calm and stop at emer­gency lanes. Make sure it’s safe be­fore dis­em­bark­ing from your car.

Put the emer­gency tri­an­gle or cone at least 200m from your ve­hi­cle. Call the emer­gency re­sponse team if you don’t have the tools with you.

Lastly, learn to read the road and iden­tify pit­falls in ad­vance. This will give you the op­por­tu­nity to avoid them rather than hav­ing to take last­minute eva­sive ac­tion. Ben Hoge, Goodyear Malaysia Ber­had MD (left) and Idris Abu Bakar, se­nior sales train­ing man­ager at Goodyear Malaysia, show­cas­ing the safety as­pects of tyres for road users. Sasiku­mar Satha­si­vam, di­rec­tor of pro­gramme and project im­ple­men­ta­tion di­vi­sion from the Road Safety De­part­ment high­light­ing the many fac­tors of road ac­ci­dents, such as hu­man er­rors, road struc­tures and ve­hi­cle con­di­tions.

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