Kawasaki Motors Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (KMSB) launched a new program called the “Kawasaki Safety & Responsibility Riding” (KSRR) course at Sepang International Kart Circuit (SIKC) today. This program is the first ever to be organized by KMSB in collaboration with Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, and K-TEC Corporation, Japan to provide opportunity for Kawasaki owners to be exposed to the aspect of safety and responsible riding in both theory and practical.
This program is aimed to bring awareness on safety and it will help in reducing the number of road accidents involving motorcycles. This is in-line with the government’s and related agencies such as JPJ, JKJR, PDRM and others in their effort to reduce road accident in which the majority are involving motorcyclists. This motorcycle safety course is designed for riders on how to handle their bike with focus on safety with confidence handling. Operating a motorcycle safely and sharing on the necessary physical and mental skills that works with an attitude when dealing with traffic.
Based on statistics, over the period of 10 years, from 2007 to 2016, the total road accidents fatality in Malaysia is 73,954 which about 63% (40,609) are motorcycle users which is very high. From the report also about 80% of road accidents are caused by human errors. In our neighbouring countries, the number of accidents and motorcycle related accidents is high as well. In Indonesia for example, there were 184,022 vehicle accidents in 2016, in which 74% were motorcycles. In Thailand, the number of motorcycle accident was 32,057 in 2016. For Philippines, there were 210,540 vehicle accidents in Metro Manila itself in 2016. Over in Vietnam, motorcycles accidents have increased from 39% in 2007 to 51% in 2016.
Kawasaki believes that safety riding courses such as today’s program will help and contribute in reducing the number of road accidents and deaths caused by motorcycles users. Research shown that among the most common traffic offences are: Speeding beyond permissible speed limit, disobeying traffic lights, cutting queue, using mobile phone while riding, overtaking on double line and riding on emergency lane.
Low awareness on safety, lack of positive mind-set, attitude and riding skill are among the most common cause of road accidents. Kawasaki Motors Malaysia is supporting the government and related agencies effort towards road safety and reducing the number of accidents. The launch of today’s riding course is part of Kawasaki’s Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR) in their effort towards this goal.
This program, Kawasaki have instructors whom are being trained and certified by K-TEC and from Kawasaki, Japan. Professional trainers from K-TEC, Japan have trained Kawasaki Malaysia’s instructors to ensuring them to provide customers with learning experience and enhancing riding ability.
With Kawasaki “RlDEOLOGY” concept and rider training services at Kawasaki Safety and Responsible Riding Course to all Kawasaki riders, we will be able to support current and new customers to enhance their riding techniques for a safer and enjoyable experience on their Kawasaki motorcycles.
Participants attending the KSRR course will be required to use their own motorcycles that are licensed and insured. Proper safety gears are required such as riding jackets, riding pants, helmet, gloves and shoes in order to participate in this course.
Do visit KMSB website (http://kawasaki.com.my/) and Facebook page (Kawasaki Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd) for more information. Let the good times roll!