And so, I went to Proton Edar Damansara on 2nd December 08 just to get my rear selt belt instalation for FREE. YUP!!!
Wah...I arrived at 9am then 1 staff approach me and ask me to put my car aside for valet and soon as I enter the showroom, they ask me to get my breakfast.
After the Timbalan Menteri Pengangkutan, Road Safety Department director-general Datuk Suret Singh together with Proton Holdings Bhd chairman Datuk Mohammed Azlan Hashim arrived then ada press conference, memang banyak lah press that time.
I left at 1120am eventhough they ask me to have my lunch before I leave but its ok, I'm not that hungry. Before I leave I go and collect my goodies. Tengok -tengok dapatlah sekaki payung, 1 hand towel and 2 car stickers about the campaign. But overall, I'm satisfied cos I got it absolutely FREE.
Petikan dari Star, December 3, 2008
PETALING JAYA: The fourth rear passenger might get away for not wearing the seat belt but the driver could be fined for overloading his vehicle, warned Road Safety Department director-general Datuk Suret Singh.
He said overloading a vehicle was also a major safety issue, adding that the back seat was meant for only three passengers and the vehicle could carry only five persons in total.
“If there is a fourth rear passenger we won’t fine the driver under the seat belt ruling but there is no guarantee that he won’t be fined under other laws.
“If you overload a vehicle, you’re compromising the braking efficiency and steering control of a vehicle. Why would you want to put yourself and your family or friends in danger?” he told reporters here yesterday after the launch of Proton’s rear seat belt installation programme that kicked off on Monday for peninsula Malaysia.
It will start on Jan 1 in Sabah and Sarawak.
On the rear seat belts, he said the maximum fine would be RM300 and the driver would be held responsible.
“Only the driver will be fined, not the passenger,” he said.
The compulsory rear seat belt ruling will be enforced on Jan 1 next year.
Vehicles which are exempted from the ruling are those registered before Jan 1, 1995; vehicles which do not have anchorage points for rear seat belt fitting; and commercial vehicles such as buses, taxis and rented vehicles.
Vehicles registered after 1995 that do not have rear seat belts have a three-year grace period to get them installed.
Proton Holdings Bhd chairman Datuk Mohammed Azlan Hashim said Proton would be installing rear seat belts for free for 226,000 vehicles over the next 13 months.
Proton Saga and Gen 2 owners can start making appointments with their Proton service centres for the free installations.
So, for those out there yang belum install, sila lah take your time...