The Traffic Police (TP) and the Singapore Road Safety Council (SRSC) launched the Anti-Drink Drive Campaign 2019 on Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at Fountain Square, Clarke Quay. Ms Sun Xueling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development, was the Guest of Honour.
This year's campaign tagline is Drink and Drive is a Deadly Mix. The campaign is part of TP's outreach efforts during the festive season to remind motorists that drink-driving is an irresponsible act which puts themselves and other road users in danger. The tagline will be featured on collaterals such as EZ-Link cards, keychains and handphone ring holders, which will be distributed to patrons of entertainment outlets during the festive season.
In collaboration with the Land Transport Authority, the campaign's messages will also be displayed on the electronic boards along expressways and major roads, to remind motorists to practise safe driving behaviours.
Road safety is a shared responsibility. TP urges all motorists to play their part and adopt good RoadSense to keep Singapore roads safer for everyone.
Parliament passed amendments to the Road Traffic Act in July this year, one of which was to increase the penalties to deter irresponsible and dangerous driving: We have doubled the penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol, where a first time offender can now face up to a year in jail and/or a fine between $2,000 to $10,000 and disqualified from driving for at least two years.
Drink-driving can lead to serious consequences. It sharply increases the likelihood of accidents, and endangers the lives of other road users. These amendments and campaign efforts are part of our holistic approach to combat drink-driving.
Source: Singapore Police Force