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Singapore Road Safety Month 2015

By Mdm Tan 06 May 2015

 

Singapore Road Safety Month 2015

 

Dear Parents,

Children are among the most vulnerable group among road users. Hence, road safety for children is a major social concern. Just remember that safety is not an accident – it’s a choice each of us can make. Follow traffic rules and remember these road safety tips for children.

 

RULES TO ENHANCE ROAD SAFETY FOR CHILDREN:

Dos:

  • Always cross the road at designated pedestrian crossings, overhead bridges, underpasses or zebra crossings.
  • Always be alert to inattentive drivers even at signalized crossings.
  • Always use footpaths when possible.
  • Always hold on to handrails on the bus to avoid being thrown off balance during sudden swerves or brakes.
  • Always wait for the bus to stop fully before boarding or alighting.
  • Always be alert to any oncoming cyclists or pedestrians when alighting from the bus.

 

Don’ts:

  • Never sprint across roads.
  • Never cross in front of a stationary vehicle or between stationary vehicles.
  • Never cross when the “red man” lights up or when the “green man” is flashing.
  • Never play nor stand in the bus bay.
  • Never stick out any part of your body when you are in a bus or in a car.
  • Never play in a moving vehicle.

 

In conjunction with the Third United Nations Global Road Safety Week (4 to 10 May 15), the Singapore Road Safety Council, in partnership with Ministry of Education, Traffic Police and various agencies, has organised a carnival as part of the Singapore Road Safety Month. `Children and Road Safety’ is the theme for this year.

 

The carnival will be held on Sat & Sun, 9 & 10 May 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre Hall C. The carnival aims to help our children and teens, as well as their parents, learn the importance of road safety. Admission to this carnival is free.

 

Last Updated 30/06/15