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November

Shell Traffic Games 2017

The Singapore Road Safety Council together with the Traffic Police, held the 37th Shell Traffic Games (STG) prize-giving ceremony at the Road Safety Community Park on 13 November 2017. Sponsored by Shell, the training programme is a culmination of a year-long series of traffic games involving the participation of students from primary schools in Singapore. The guest of honour was Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Social and Family Development.

In his speech, Prof Faishal commended the use of technology by SRSC and TP in training children at the Road Safety Community Park. Mobile applications are now used to teach children about road safety within the park premises. The children are trained through the use of virtual reality (VR) technology at the park, with VR content entitled “IM Road Safety Savvy” providing an immersive experience to learn about road safety. All these are aimed at educating our young on practising safe measures when they use the road.

To further complement these initiatives, the SRSC has collaborated with students from Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Interactive and Digital Media to develop three new animation videos to educate children on key road safety practices: the kerb drill; looking out for blind spots; and the dangers of crossing the road while distracted. Sponsored by Shell, the video animation series uses the SRSC’s mascot, Mr Zebra, as the main character, dishing out road safety advisories. The videos would be screened at road safety talks in schools, and also uploaded onto Facebook and YouTube to reach out to a larger audience. The first in the series was launched during the STG prize-giving ceremony.

Prof Faisal presented the prizes to the winning schools, as well as tokens of appreciation to sponsors and Nanyang Polytechnic’s lecturer and students. The winner of STG 2017 was Yumin Primary School, the runner-up was Xishan Primary School and Chongzheng Primary School came in third.

SRSC hopes the children benefited from participating in the Traffic Games and that the knowledge they acquired would enable them to be more safety-conscious and practise road safety when using the roads.