Singapore Road Safety Council

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AIG DriveSafe Challenge

Close to 300 participants enjoyed a fun-filled day while learning more about the importance of road safety at the AIG DriveSafe Challenge on 7 September 2013. Our Chairman, Mr Bernard Tay received a cheque for $15,000 from Mike Raines, AIG’s President and CEO. The donation to the Singapore Road Safety Council comprised partly of the money raised from registration fees collected for the Challenge, and is in support of its mission to improve safety on Singapore roads.

The Guest-of-Honour, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health and Ministry for Transport, flagged off participants who were all eager to show off their road safety knowledge. A total of $6,000 in cash prizes were awarded to the top three teams. Undergraduate Fabian Ng led his friends Jethro Wong and Tan Jun Khiang to claim the first prize of $3,000 cash.


 

 

SINGAPORE ROAD SAFETY MONTH 2013 – “EDUCATING THE YOUNG”

In conjunction with the Singapore Road Safety Month 2013, the Traffic Police Department (TP) and Singapore Road Safety Council (SRSC) launched the youth outreach segment – “Educating the Young” on Thursday, 23 May 2013. The event reached out to about 500 students from the Woodlands Primary School. Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower was the Guest-of-Honour for the event.

Safer Roads Singapore: “Every Life Matters”
2 The event which focused on young children was the third instalment of the Singapore Road Safety Month 2013 and is part of the Safer Roads Singapore which calls out to the community to play an active role towards greater road safety and to embrace safe and courteous road use as a way of life.

Road Safety Skit Performance

Top: Mr Poh Kay Ping, Director of Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Limited, shared with the participants on best practices in road safety adopted by his company.

3 Recognising the importance to instil good road use habits in young children, a road safety skit performance was specially designed for them and emphasised the need for young children to practice kerb drills to look right and left and right again and raise their hands as they cross the roads. In addition, the skit also touched on the importance of donning the safety gears for cyclists and the wearing of seat belts by passengers. This road safety skit performance with underlying road safety messages will also be brought to other primary schools so that the students can learn how to be safer pedestrians on the roads.

Road Safety Begins with Each and Every Road User
4 Each and every road user has a part to play in road safety. Young children must remember that the roads are dangerous. Therefore they must obey traffic rules and practise kerb drills when crossing the roads at pedestrian crossings. It is also especially important for parents to be good road safety models for the young. Let us all do our part and work towards safer roads in Singapore together because every life matters.

– Source: Traffic Police Department

SINGAPORE ROAD SAFETY MONTH 2013 “ROAD SAFETY CONCERT FOR THE GOLDEN AGE” on 19 May 2013

In conjunction with the Singapore Road Safety Month 2013, the Singapore Road Safety Council and Traffic Police Department organised a Road Safety Concert for the Golden Age to reach out to elderly pedestrians. About 1,000 senior citizens were invited to attend the concert. The event was held at the Republic Polytechnic on Sunday, 19 May 2013. Mr Heng Chee How, Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office and Deputy Leader of the House was the Guest-of-Honour for the event.

Top: About 1,000 senior citizens were entertained to an hour of road safety concert, where road safety messages were shared through songs and skits.

Safer Roads Singapore: “Every Life Matters”

2 The concert marked the second instalment of the Singapore Road Safety Month 2013, which is part of Safer Roads Singapore, which calls out to the community to play an active role towards greater road safety and to embrace safe and courteous road use as a way of life.

3 The performance during the concert saw the infusion of road safety messages, specially designed for senior citizens, in songs and skits performed in different languages by local television and radio artistes namely Marcus Chin, Yati and Poobalan. Through such entertainment, senior citizens took home messages and lessons on how to be safe pedestrians on the roads.

Top: One of the skits performed during the concert, where the audience was advised to always make use of designated pedestrian crossings such as the overhead bridges.

4 Following this event, there will also be continual outreach to other senior citizens through road safety activities such as talks and road shows. For senior citizens who were not at the concert, the performance which has been recorded, will be made into DVDs and distributed to community partners such as People’s Association for continual broadcast during community events.

Road Safety Begins with Each and Every Road User
5 The Singapore Road Safety Council and the Traffic Police will continue to educate vulnerable road users on the essential road safety knowledge and skills so that they can be safe on the roads. Ultimately, road safety must begin with each and every road user. Everyone of us can play our part to practise good road safety habits so as to protect ourselves from harm. This can help to prevent unnecessary loss of lives to road accidents. Every Life Matters. Play your part to protect your life.

– Source: Traffic Police Department

Launch of Singapore Road Safety Month 2013 and Road Safety Seminar on 6 May 2013

As part of Safer Roads Singapore, the Singapore Road Safety Council and Traffic Police launched the inaugural Singapore Road Safety Month (SRSM) 2013 at the Singapore Science Centre on Monday, 6 May 2013. The launch marked the start of a series of road safety events and activities for four weeks across May and June 2013. The various events seek to reach out to four groups of road users namely, the transport industry, elderly pedestrians, students and motorcyclists.

From left: Commander Traffic Police, Assistant Commissioner Cheang Keng Keong, Chairman of Singapore Road Safety Council, Mr Bernard Tay, Second Minister for Home Affairs, Mr S Iswaran, Commissioner of Police, Mr Ng Joo Hee, and Mr Zebra.

2 Mr S Iswaran, Minister in Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry was the Guest-of-Honour for the event. The event included a road safety exhibition and sharing of best practices on road safety by guest speakers.

Outreach to Transport Industry: “Making Road Safety Our Business”

Top: Various stakeholders from the transport industry attended the road safety seminar to learn best practices in road safety.

3 The focus on the day of the launch of the SRSM 2013 was on the transport industry which is a key stakeholder in the drive towards road safety. Drivers within the industry need to have a high level of road safety awareness as they ply the roads very frequently. It is thus imperative that the industry adopts safe road practices and promotes a culture of safe driving as part of their business philosophy. The message to the industry is “Making Road Safety Our Business”.

Sharing of Best Practices by Guest Speakers

Top: Mr Poh Kay Ping, Director of Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Limited, shared with the participants on best practices in road safety adopted by his company.

4 To help the companies to constructively shape the road behaviour of their drivers, the SRSM facilitated the sharing of best practices, economic impact of traffic accidents and road safety measures by prominent guest speakers through a road safety seminar. The seminar saw the participation of the management and drivers from various transport-related businesses such as logistics, courier services and public transport companies.

National Road Safety Award
5 Companies who actively promote a culture of safe driving amongst their drivers will be commended for their efforts. The National Road Safety Award will be given out to companies and organisations that have done well to promote road safety among their workforce. More details will be shared at a later date.

Road Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility
6 The Singapore Road Safety Council and the Traffic Police will continue to work together to make Singapore roads safer for all. However, road safety is ultimately everyone’s responsibility and we can all play our part to be responsible road users. This can help to save lives. Remember: Every Life Matters.

– Source: Traffic Police Department

Bukit Batok Driving Centre (BBDC) Ride Safe Campaign on 8 October 2011

Safe Roads Singapore Campaign Gala Dinner

Event: Safe Roads Singapore Campaign Gala Dinner
Date: Dec 2011 (TBC)
Venue: TBC
Time: TBC