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Allianz Malaysia in its effort to reduce on-road risk held its road safety advocacy campaign at Plaza Tol Sungai Besi on 7 June to raise road safety awareness. 

During the campaign, Allianz Malaysia handed out 300 specially designed reflective stickers, 50 reflective windbreakers and 30 helmets to motorcyclists, while 30 sets of shoulder pads and 30 safety hammers were given away to motorists. 

Besides that, motorists were also handed out 50 leaflets on Allianz Road Rangers, the Company’s roadside assistance service which offers a one-time, 30-day free roadside assistance service trial for those in the Klang Valley. The informative card also featured a 5 Safety Check-Point reminder and a tyre tread gauge which can be used to check the depth of the tyre tread. 

“As a responsible insurer, we are committed to reducing on-road risks for the safety of all road-users, and also to benefit the industry and society as a whole. From our experience, we have found that many road accidents result from behaviour-related causes, thus we believe that education and raising awareness is the key to curb this issue,” said Ng Siew Gek, Head of Allianz4Good of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.

Allianz Malaysia’s road safety advocacy campaigns emphasise the safety of motorcyclists as they hold the highest road fatality rate in Malaysia. The reflective stickers and reflective windbreakers that were given out help increase the visibility of motorcyclists in low-light conditions. 

As for motorists, the use of the car seatbelt shoulder pads, which feature the message “Drive Safely” and “Buckle Up”, can help to relieve the stress and chafing from the seatbelt strap. The safety hammer is a multi-tool that also functions as torchlight, beacon light, and seatbelt cutter, which can come in handy in the event of a vehicle breakdown or when an accident occurs involving the vehicle.

Allianz Malaysia also offers a roadside assistance service with seven touch points to all its motor policyholder called the Allianz Road Rangers. It offers comprehensive assistance from a 24-hour call centre, Allianz Bike Brigade, Allianz Tow Trucks, claims assistance at police stations, free ride home and claims approval within an hour to delivery of vehicle to the policyholder’s home. 

Allianz Malaysia has been advocating road safety since 2011 through initiatives such as the road safety education programme and road safety interactive campaigns at schools and the road safety advocacy campaigns at accident prone areas. In collaboration with Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya Malaysia (JKJR), Allianz Malaysia has carried out 185 road safety campaigns and programmes nationwide with more than 440 Allianz Malaysia employees trained by JKJR as Road Safety Ambassadors. 

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