KOTA KINABALU: More than 3,000 schoolchildren from 200 schools in Sabah and Labuan are expected to participate in the Shell Traffic Education Programme (STEP) this year.
The 54-year-old programme, to be conducted from next month until September, will see students sitting for an examination on traffic rules and undergo practical sessions at tracks set in a miniature town, complete with a traffic dispersal system.
"Recognising the high traffic fatality and injury rates worldwide, Shell places high priority on road safety when contributing to local communities," said Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd general manager Siti Sulaiman.
"After successful launchings in Labuan, Miri and Bintulu last year, we hope the programme will be equally supported and effective to Sabahans," she said after presenting a RM265,000 sponsorship for STEP in Sabah to Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan here yesterday.
Pairin, who is also infrastructure development minister and Sabah Road Safety Council chairman, commended Shell for its contribution and support in promoting road safety in the state.
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