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Free coffee, snacks at Petronas kiosks during CNY campaign
Published on: Friday, February 09, 2018

Kuala Lumpur: A total of 141 Petronas fuel stations across the country will be giving out one million cups of complimentary hot coffee and snacks to road users in its 'Coffee Break' campaign during the Chinese New Year (CNY) festive period to inculcate a road safety culture.

This 19th annual campaign, launched Thursday, will be from Feb 14 to 15 and from Feb 18 to 19, between 2 pm and 5 pm while stocks last.

Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB) managing director and chief executive officer, Datuk Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus said the campaign was to encourage motorists to refresh and relax before continuing their journey.

In addition, he said, there would be a road safety advocacy programme by the Road Safety Department, one of its campaign partners.

"We want to send the road safety message to as many motorists as possible, as it is our wish that all travellers will reach their destinations safely to celebrate the festivities with their loved ones," he said.

Mohd Ibrahimnuddin said to reinforce the safety message during the campaign period, selected Petronas stations would also offer complimentary health checks by St John Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM).

For the 25th year running, PDB is the fuel sponsor for 50 SJAM's ambulances stationed along highways to provide emergency assistance to motorists travelling during the festive period.

The 'Coffee Break' campaign is supported by PDB's partners, Nestle Products Sdn Bhd, Delfi Marketing Sdn Bhd, Julie's Marketing Sdn Bhd, Mondelez Malaysia Sales Sdn Bhd, Munchworld Marketing Sdn Bhd, Suntory Beverages and Food Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Shopee Mobile Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Dunkin Donuts.

For more information on the campaign, visit www.mymesra,com.my.

Meanwhile, PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) is forecasting 1.6 million vehicles to use the the expressways under its management throughout the Chinese New Year celebration next week. PLUS managing director Datuk Azman Ismail said the figure was an increase of 10.3 per cent compared to the normal traffic of 1.45 million vehicles.

"The increase of 10.3 per cent in the number of vehicles will begin from next Wednesday until Feb 19, as well as on Feb 24 to 25, the day prior to and after the Chinese New Year. We expect the stretch between Rawang and Simpang Pulai will register the highest traffic on the festive season which is between 127 and 145 per cent compared to the normal days," he said.

Azman said PLUS expected that several routes heading back to the federal capital would experience congestion including between Alor Setar and Sungai Dua, Jawi to Kuala Kangsar; Seremban to Nilai and Ayer Hitam to Pagoh.

Thus, he advised road users to adhere to the journey schedule issued by the company through the Travel Time Advice (TTA) launched today to prevent them from being trapped in traffic congestion.

Based on the TTA issued, beginning next Wednesday, road users from the Klang Valley heading for Kedah, Perlis and Penang, Perak (North) and Johor Bahru are recommended to begin their journey before 10 am, while for the other states, the journey recommended is after 10 am.

For the return journey to the Klang Valley from Feb 18 to 25, users from the north and south are suggested to begin their journey before 10 am, while for other destinations not passing the Klang Valley, they can begin their journey after 10am.

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