Selangor Journal
Selangor deputy state secretary (management) Mohamad Zahri Samingon (second left) and Selangor Road Transport Department director Azrin Borhan at the state-level Road Safety Month celebration at the State Secretariat Building in Shah Alam on December 20, 2023. — Picture by NUR ADIBAH AHMAD IZAM/SELANGORKINI

LED screens displaying infographics on accidents installed statewide

By Siti Rohaizah Zainal

SHAH ALAM, Dec 20 — A total of 34 light-emitting diode (LED) screens have been installed in locations under nine different local authorities, displaying statistical infographics on fatal accidents in the state.

Selangor deputy state secretary (management) Mohamad Zahri Samingon said the installation of the screens, which began last month, is meant to create awareness among road users on the importance of ensuring safety. 

He said the initiative was also taken in response to the high number of road accidents throughout the past year, totaling 156,815 cases and 1,003 fatalities.

“From January to June, the state recorded 84,617 road accidents, with 558 deaths. Subsequently, the state government ordered all local authorities to display these statistics via infographics. 

“This is meant as an awareness for road users to always take care of themselves,” he said in his speech during the state-level Road Safety Month celebration at the State Secretariat Building, here, today.

On a separate matter, Zahri announced that 2,769 adult helmets were distributed by the Selangor Road Safety Council on December 5, with an allocation of RM162,000.

“As for children’s helmets, distribution will be done as soon as the council’s secretariat receives the supply from the factory.” 

Meanwhile, Selangor Road Transport Department director Azrin Borhan urged all quarters to play a role in raising awareness for road users to adhere to traffic rules.

“Cooperation between the government and private sector is necessary so that they can work together in carrying out programmes and activities to reduce the number of road accidents and fatalities.”

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