Road safety programme focusing on the young launched

Children taking part in a road-safety event in Ang Mo Kio on April 24.
Children taking part in a road-safety event in Ang Mo Kio on April 24.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Road Safety Month 2016 was launched by the Singapore Road Safety Council and the Traffic Police on Wednesday (May 25).

This year's campaign will continue on its focus last year, on educating the young on road safety as well as inculcating in them appropriate practices.

Last year, 282 children were injured in traffic accidents and one child lost his life.

At the launch event on Wednesday, the "Stop, Look, Wave" Children Road Safety Programme was unveiled. It is a collaboration between the Singapore Road Safety Council and Volvo Trucks.

The programme consists of classroom theory and a hands-on session at the Volvo Truck display area. Participating children will learn about the importance and basics of road safety, heavy vehicle blind spots, and safety measures they can adopt.

This year's campaign, now in its fourth year, also includes the Safe Cycling Programme pilot by the Land Transport Authority and the council. It promotes safe and responsible cycling.