Driving lessons, tests emphasise pedestrian safety

We thank Ms Wong Wilgie for her letter (Educate drivers on pedestrians' right of way; March 30).

All motorists are taught to slow down at pedestrian crossings and give way to pedestrians.

This is an important component in the driving curriculum. It is emphasised during driving lessons, as well as in the theory and driving tests.

The Traffic Police (TP) continually seek to educate and engage motorists to observe traffic rules and practise responsible driving habits.

Last month, the Safer Roads Campaign was launched to encourage gracious behaviour on the roads and emphasise the need for all road users to always remain vigilant.

TP will also take firm enforcement action against errant motorists who endanger the lives of others.

We would like to request that Ms Wong provide more information on the incident involving the taxi at SPF_Feedback_TP@spf.gov.sg so that we can look into it.

Superintendent Simon Ng
Assistant Director (Public
Communications Division)
Public Affairs Department Singapore Police Force

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2017, with the headline 'Driving lessons, tests emphasise pedestrian safety'. Print Edition | Subscribe