To reduce the growing number of traffic accidents involving soldiers and military vehicles, Headquarters 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade organised a road safety campaign for its personnel recently. The campaign was launched by Lt-Col Che Bakar Ariffin, Deputy Commander of Regiment 503 (TA) who stood in for the brigade commander. The launching ceremony was held at the HQ 2 Brigade Hall along Jalan Hospital, Ipoh recently.
“The campaign is to educate and create awareness in servicemen on the importance of road safety as too many lives and vehicles are lost annually. These human and vehicular assets are irreplaceable,” said Che Bakar in his opening remarks. “Concerted efforts must be made to address the problem. This safety campaign is, therefore, a step in the right direction.”
A number of related activities were held in front and within the hall. They included a pictorial exhibition on road accidents, lectures on defensive driving and safety measures and sales of consumer goods by the nearby PERNAMA outlet. Participants were mainly service personnel from units under the command of HQ 2 Brigade.
Among the dignitaries present at the launch were senior officers from the Ipoh Police District Headquarters, Perak Civil Defence Department, Perak Road Safety Department and the Perak Road and Transport Department.