The Brunei Darussalam National Road Safety Council reminds all drivers in the country to always fasten their safety belts while on the road. In the On the Move Operation conducted by the Land Transport Department last April, 13 drivers have been issued 150-dollars compounds and 9 demerit points for not fastening safety belts when driving. This was stated by the Brunei Darussalam National Road Safety Council at the Prize Presentation Ceremony for Winners of the Road Safety Message Colouring Contest. The function took place yesterday morning during the Bandarku Ceria Programme at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien in the capital.
Prizes were presented by Yang Berhormat Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Communications as the council's chairman. Also present was Doctor Awang Haji Supry bin Haji Awang Ladi, Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications. The council will continue it information dissemination programme to increase the people's knowledge, and raise the public's awareness on the importance of being safe while on the road. For this edition, the road safety information is disseminated through the colouring contest that was opened to children aged 10 and below. The council, with the cooperation of Schlumberger, also conducted the Double Seatbelt Convincer demonstration.
The council also urged all road users to raise awareness while on the road, and practise safe driving habits, abide all road signs and regulations and be courteous to others to avoid any unwanted incidents.
Source: Radio Television Brunei