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Students to learn about safe cycling on the roads with launch of cycling clinics

Published on May 26, 2014 2:53 PM
 
Cyclists riding at Changi Costal Road on Jan 16, 2011.  Students can learn to cycle more safely on Singapore roads with a new hands-on programme launched by the Singapore Road Safety Council on Monday. -- THE NEW PAPER FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - Students can learn to cycle more safely on Singapore roads with a new hands-on programme launched by the Singapore Road Safety Council on Monday.

Called the Safe Cycling Clinic for Youth, secondary school students will learn how to manoeuvre their bikes in tight corners and what to look out for on the roads, at half-day clinics held at the Road Safety Community Park or their schools.

They will also be given safe cycling tips, such as donning brightly-coloured gear and using hand signals to indicate their intention to switch lanes.

"Safe cycling is a life skill that we want to teach people as early as possible in their lives," said Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, parliamentary secretary for health and transport at the launch of the programme.

 
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