Waze Will Show You Accident-Prone Spots When You Balik Kampung This Raya

There are a total of 50 accident-prone locations across Peninsular Malaysia.

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Shell Lubricants Malaysia's Shell Helix brand of motor oil has teamed up with Waze to launch Asia's first accident-prone spots alerts

Shell Lubricants' Alex Lim (second from left) and Waze's Edward Ling (second from right).

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The purpose of this collaboration is to make roads safer for drivers during the Ramadan and Aidilfitri season.

A special alert - in the form of a Shell logo - will pop up on Waze to remind drivers of accident-prone areas

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From now until 15 July 2017, a special alert from Shell Helix will pop up on Waze to remind drivers to be extra vigilant when their cars approach any of the 50 accident-prone spots across Peninsular Malaysia.

The locations were identified based on data submitted by Waze users.

To reduce distractions, the warning only appears when your car is completely stationary

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Shell Lubricants Malaysia and Singapore marketing manager Alex Lim said this collaboration means the company is taking its road safety practices seriously.

“Shell Malaysia has been synonymous with various road safety initiatives throughout our more than 125-year presence in Malaysia. This cooperation with Waze reflects our desire to take our commitment in road safety to the next level by engaging drivers in real-time,” said Shell Lubricants Malaysia and Singapore marketing manager Alex Lim.

Shell Helix will also be running a special oil change promotion for Waze users and members of the public who watch its Aidilfitri video on YouTube or Facebook

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By presenting a unique promo code that will be flashed on the Waze app and also in the video, car owners will enjoy up to RM30 off when they bring their cars in for an oil change service at participating Shell Helix branded workshops and service outlets.

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