December 14, 2016 @ 11:59 AM

3M's New Sticker Helps Reduce Road Accidents

3M Malaysia launched the 3M Diamond Grade (DG3) Conspicuity Marking for lorries to make them easier to spot.

The launch of the new reflective stickers comes together with Malaysia's Road Transport Department's (JPJ) 2017 directive that all commercial vehicles must use SIRIM-certified lorry marking reflective stickers. Making these reflective stickers mandatory is an effort by the government to reduce road accidents that plague our streets. 

 

It is indeed a widely known fact that spotting a vehicle at night can be very difficult and the inability to do so contributes a major part to fatalities due to road accidents. 3M, being the world leader in reflective technology, designed and produced a of sticker of high quality and durability to handle Malaysian weather conditions while functioning effectively. 

“Commercial vehicles which are installed with 3M™ Diamond Grade™ (DG3) Conspicuity Marking are easier and faster to detect than unmarked vehicles or those that are faultily marked. This essentially increases driver’s reaction time, allowing him or her to manoeuvre vehicle to safety and would enhance assessment of parked or slow moving vehicles from a distance; all of which will contribute to improved safety on the road and minimize accidents,” said GT Lim, General Manager for Safety & Graphic Business Group.

 

Getting ahead of the herd will be Tiong Nam Logistics Holdings Berhad, one of the largest total logistics service providers in Malaysia. The company is one of the first companies whom have pledged to fully equip its commercial vehicles with the JPJ compliant reflector stickers. “With a fleet of over 2000 trucks, Tiong Nam is committed to ensure its culture of service excellence by adhering to the new regulation, giving its customers peace of mind,” said Ong Yoong Nyock, Managing Director of Tiong Nam Logistics.

With the enforcement date closely approaching on 1st of January 2017, customers can now purchase 3M lorry marking reflective stickers from 3M Authorised Distributors and dealers. For those not in a hurry, the 3M Diamond Grade (DG3) Conspicuity Marking will be available at major Puspakom Centres nationwide as of January 2017 from RM60-70. 

 

Y.Dharmeswaran

 

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