Road safety is to be taught to everyone regardless of age because everyone uses roads and road danger can leave an impact on everyone. Road Accident Statistics in Singapore. Data - The break down of statistics. Man charged over Lucky Plaza crash that killed two maids, Courts & Crime News. Evidence - Multiple Deaths and Injuries in One Accident. Spotlight on Senior Citizens in Traffic Accidents. Traffic accidents involving elderly pedestrians remain a key concern, despite falling overall accident numbers, going by the latest figures released by police yesterday. Road safety experts and MPs said more still needs to be done to protect this vulnerable group of pedestrians, including finding innovative ways to educate seniors and to remind other road users to be more careful. The mid-year traffic statistics from the police showed that the total number of accidents involving elderly pedestrians decreased 4.4 per cent to 130, from 136 in the same period last year. But the number of fatal accidents involving them in the first half of 2018 remained the same as a year ago, at 11 each.
Evidence - Seniors. 104 children aged 12 and younger were injured in traffic accidents in first six months of 2019, Singapore News. SINGAPORE - A total of 104 children aged 12 and younger were injured in 90 traffic accidents in the first half of this year.
In the same time period in 2018, 135 children were injured in 108 accidents. Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Home Affairs Amrin Amin noted the decrease, but said every child injured is "one too many", as many of such accidents can be avoided. He was speaking on Tuesday (Nov 12) at the finals of the 39th annual Shell Traffic Games, an event where pupils from various primary schools are tested on their road safety knowledge. It was held at the Road Safety Community Park in East Coast. "The work to raise public awareness about road safety and to shape the right behaviour cannot stop, particularly for our children," Mr Amrin said. He said the Traffic Police and the Singapore Road Safety Council will continue to educate children about the dangers on the road.
Evidence - Young Children. E-scooter rider jailed after crash causes 6-year-old to suffer brief hearing loss. SINGAPORE: An electric scooter rider, who collided into a six-year-old boy near Punggol Park and caused the child to suffer fractures and temporary loss of hearing, was sentenced to five days' jail on Thursday (Nov 7).
Neo Wei Chia, 42, pleaded guilty to one charge of causing grievous hurt by a negligent act. He admitted to failing to keep a proper lookout while riding his e-scooter along a section of Punggol Park Connector along Upper Serangoon Road on the evening of Apr 12, 2018. The court heard that Neo was riding his device "speedily" on the right side of the park connector at about 6.30pm that day. Evidence - The e-scooter's speed is almost as fast as a car. Seat Belts. Follow these seat belt tips and guidelines, including do’s and don’ts when you’re pregnant.
Then have some fun quizzing yourself about the myths and facts of buckling up, and test your seat belt IQ. Data - Selt Belts. The difference between classical and operant conditioning. Reinforcement. Punishment. Malaysia finalising rewards scheme for good drivers. Malaysia’s Transport Ministry is working with the General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) to introduce a system that will reward drivers for good and safe conduct on the road.
Uzbekistan: Authorities turn to citizens to help bust traffic rule breakers. Authorities in Uzbekistan are enlisting the general public in a campaign to improve road safety by allowing for more types of video footage filmed by the public to be used as evidence against wrongdoers.
The draft proposal, which was last week posted on the Interior Ministry website for public scrutiny, will allow for mobile phone and close-circuit camera footage to be used in reports to traffic police, as well the dashboard cameras footage that is already deemed suitable for that purpose. People filing reports are eligible for financial rewards. The ultimate stated intent is to cut down on the number of deaths on Uzbekistan’s roads. Last year, almost 8,600 motor accidents were recorded. More than 1,900 were killed and 6,700 injured as a result. Uzbek citizens have been able to send onboard video camera footage of traffic violations to a dedicated government website since July 2019. Cash rewards for Singapore's courteous motorists.
SINGAPORE, Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-half of 2018 results released by the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) found an 11.8% increase in incurred car insurance claims, totalling S$291.3 million for the interim period, despite fewer reported accidents.
GIA infers that these losses could be due to "accidents becoming more severe and possibly involving more serious injuries. " Budget Direct Insurance gives cash rewards to Singapore's courteous motorists Meanwhile, a recent study by independent consumer research firm ValueChampion has revealed that latest road traffic accident figures do show that reckless driving is still a real cause for concern, possibly accounting for more than half of recorded accidents in 2017. . * Swiss Re Builds Risk Scoring System, Aiming to Reward Safe Cars with Lower Premiums. Implementing Positive Reinforcement.
Seatbelt reminders on every new car seat from 2019. The EU is set to adopt updated UNECE regulations on seatbelts that will require seatbelt reminder systems in all front and rear seats on new cars from September 2019.
Existing EU vehicle safety rules agreed in 2009 only require seatbelt reminder systems on the driver’s seat. The updated requirements also include the front and rear passenger seats. In the front seats, the systems will need to be able to detect a passenger sitting and make an audible warning at the start of the journey if the belt is not attached. The requirements for rear seats are weaker in that the audible warning will only sound if a belt is unbuckled during the journey. ETSC has long argued for advanced (occupant detecting) seatbelt reminder systems in front and rear passenger seats.
The seatbelt remains the single most effective passive safety feature in vehicles. Implementing Negative Reinforcement. Parliament: Motorists to face stiffer penalties for dangerous and careless driving, Politics News. SINGAPORE - Motorists convicted of irresponsible driving offences can expect possibly longer jail terms and heftier fines under enhancements to the Road Traffic Act passed in Parliament on Monday (July 8). For instance, a first-time offender convicted of causing death by dangerous driving will face up to eight years in jail, three years more than the maximum provision under current laws, as well as a minimum disqualification period of 10 years.
Serious and repeat offenders also face the prospect of being suspended from driving immediately, said Mrs Josephine Teo, Second Minister for Home Affairs, during the debate in Parliament over the proposed changes to the law. Tougher measures are needed, as "irresponsible driving remains a big concern" and "can have deadly consequences", said Mrs Teo as she recounted a couple of recent cases.
"These are heart-wrenching tragedies that could been avoided. Enforcement, education and road safety infrastructure must certainly continue to be improved. Are Higher Fines Really The Solution to Deter Speeding? (Photo Credit: Straits Times)
Traffic Offences in Singapore: Demerit Points & Composition Fines (2020 Update) (Photo Credit: Singapore Police Force) Updated: 25 August 2020.
Strengthening Deterrence Against Irresponsible Driving. 50kg e-scooter among 19 personal mobility devices impounded by LTA, Transport News. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has impounded 19 personal mobility devices (PMDs) in its latest enforcement operations. Ten were confiscated last Saturday night and the other nine from Monday to Wednesday, the LTA said in a Facebook post. It said the operations over the weekend were conducted in Admiralty, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Marsiling and Woodlands. Some of the operations, which saw 80 officers deployed, also involved the police and National Parks Board.
PMDs could be banned if rider behaviour does not improve: Janil. SINGAPORE: The use of personal mobility devices (PMDs) could be banned if the behaviour of riders does not improve, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary.
Speaking in Parliament on Monday (Oct 7), he noted how the recent death of 65-year-old cyclist Madam Ong Bee Eng following a collision with a PMD rider had caused public alarm over the dangers that the devices pose to others. Noting the number of accidents involving PMDs had increased with their increasing use, Dr Janil said the Government shared the concerns of Singaporeans. READ: Mandatory inspection for e-scooters every 2 years from April 2020. Implementing Positive Punishment. Implementing Negative Punishment.