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Allianz Malaysia conducted road safety educational programme in four schools in Sarawak.

The programme kicked off on 8 August 2016 at Sekolah Kebangsaan SEDC in Sibu; followed by Sekolah Kebangsaan Agama Sarikei in Sarikei on 9 August 2016; and two schools in Miri, Sekolah Kebangsaan Bekenu on 11 August 2016; and Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Niah today.

"This is part of our effort to instil road safety awareness among the general public, especially among primary school students. Schools are among our focus areas this year, in addition to regular road safety advocacy campaigns held in collaboration with Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya (JKJR) since July 2011," said Ng Siew Gek, Head of Allianz4Good of Allianz Malaysia.

The programme emphasised on three main topics namely; pedestrian safety, vehicle safety and basic road signs. These were taught using various activities such as quizzes, educational videos, giant puzzles and road safety sign games.

During the road safety educational programme, Allianz Malaysia distributed its specially designed Road Safety Tips booklets and reflective wristbands with the message "Be Safe, Be Seen" to the students. Additionally, Allianz Malaysia also distributed Road Safety Tips Puzzle to each school as a teaching tool for teachers to facilitate road safety lessons.

"The programme is an extension of our Road Safety Tips Booklet which aims to instil road safety awareness among children aged between four to twelve years old. It also serves as a teaching tool for teachers and parents to educate children on road safety," said Ng.

The road safety educational programme held in Sarawak reached out to more than 300 students.

In 2016, Allianz Malaysia continues its road safety initiatives by organising road safety advocacy campaigns in schools and accident prone areas to create road safety awareness among members of the public.

To date, a total of 144 Road Safety Advocacy Campaigns have been held nationwide with more than 440 Allianz employees trained by JKJR as Road Safety Ambassadors.

Globally, Allianz has partnered with the Federation Internationale de I'Automobile (FIA) Foundation's Road Safety Fund in support of the UN "Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020'' under the mission "Drive Safely'' in 2011. Through this, public awareness is raised on road safety issues including activities on global road safety concerns, driver's behaviour and safety training, vehicle safety and road infrastructure.

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