Suria FM and 988 listeners will get traffic reports live from way up in the sky!
Eye In The Sky is a partnership between Star Media Radio Group (SMRG) and the PDRM (Royal Malaysian Police) Air Wing Unit to provide road users a bird’s-eye view report of the traffic situation, complete with tips on alternate routes to avoid the traffic.
Launched last week at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre by the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, the Eye In The Sky team comprises a representative from SMRG and five representatives from Bukit Aman PDRM and PDRM’s Air Wing Unit.
Armed with a headset, radio and microphone, SMRG’s traffic team head Priscilla Patrick will be giving live reports three times a week from the sky, about every 20 minutes during morning and evening rush hours.
The team will also share videos and photos on Suria FM and 988’s Twitter accounts (@SuriaFMMalaysia and @988).
Eye In The Sky was first introduced in 1998 and Priscilla was involved in it back then.
“When we first started, we were flown only during festive seasons on a private helicopter. Now 18 years later, Eye In The Sky is back and we’re now working together with the PDRM Air Wing Unit to bring the latest traffic reports,” she said.
The team has started flying, observing traffic situations and delivering traffic reports three times a week for six months now.
SMRG is one of a few radio broadcasters who has been providing comprehensive traffic reports seven days a week and even up to late at night during festive seasons.
Traffic info is also shared on The Star newspaper, The Star Online, mStar and The Star TV.
For the latest traffic report, follow @mytraffic on Twitter and fb.startraffic.my on Facebook, visit www.startraffic.my or call 03-7725 1133.