The Traffic Police (TP) and the Singapore Road Safety Council (SRSC) held the Road Safety Carnival for Seniors, themed Be Seen, Be Safe, on 12 October 2019 at the MES Theatre at MediaCorp. Mr Ang Hin Kee, Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC, was the guest of honour.
In the first half of 2019, there were a total of 183 accidents and 17 fatalities involving elderly pedestrians. These figures correspond to an increase of 59.1% and 54.5% respectively, compared to the same period in 2018. Close to 32% of such accidents were attributed to jaywalking.
The Road Safety Carnival is part of the TP's strategy to raise road safety awareness among the elderly and uses interactive stage programmes, performances, games and exhibition to better engage and educate them on road safety related issues.
Road safety is a shared responsibility. Elderly pedestrians should refrain from jaywalking and use pedestrian crossings when crossing the roads.
Elderly pedestrians refer to pedestrians aged 60 years old and above.
Source: Singapore Police Force