The Singapore Road Safety Council (SRSC) held its annual fundraising gala dinner on 17 November 2023. The dinner seeks to raise funds for road safety education programmes in Singapore.
Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development attended the event as the Guest-of-Honour. SRSC successfully raised more than $500,000 from corporates and individuals, inclusive of the Dollar-for-Dollar matching grant by Tote Board.
Public education on road safety is a continuous effort and SRSC works closely with road safety stakeholders to identify trends of concern. Based on the Mid-Year Traffic Situation 2023 reported by Traffic Police (TP), there are two main areas of concern:
- Traffic accidents in the first half of 2023 had increased, compared to the same period in 2022; and
- Accidents involving vulnerable road users, such as elderly pedestrians and motorcyclists, remain a key concern, as they accounted for a disproportionate number of traffic accidents resulting in injuries and fatalities
Associate Professor Faishal said “To address these trends, public education and partnerships remain our key strategy. TP collaborated with the SRSC to organise several events this year. Beyond public education, road users must exercise personal responsibility, and practise safe driving and riding habits.”
Associate Professor Faishal presented tokens of appreciation to donors for their contributions to the fundraising event. He also presented the Singapore Road Safety Awards 2023, Excellence Awards for Companies, and Safe Drivers Awards. The awards recognised the conscientious efforts of industry players who implemented safety measures to ensure their vehicle fleet and drivers are safe on the roads. The Safe Drivers Awards acknowledged vocational drivers who demonstrated personal responsibility to ensure their safety and the safety of others while they work.
Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development with SRSA Excellence Award Winners ▼
This year, the road safety storybook for children – Road Safety with Kay and Bear Bear – was launched. The book was produced to complement SRSC and TP’s efforts to increase road safety awareness amongst children and features road safety tips for children through vibrant illustrations. This includes messages that everyone should always abide by traffic rules and be gracious on the road. These storybooks would be distributed to every preschool and library in Singapore.
From Left to Right: Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Daniel Tan, Commander Traffic Police, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development, Mr Bernard Tay, Chairman, Singapore Road Safety Council, Mr Ng Khee Siong, Managing Director, Inchcape Singapore ▼
The journey towards accident-free roads requires the effort of every road user. Regardless of age, everyone can play their part by looking out for their own safety and that of other road users.
Singapore Road Safety Awards 2023, Excellence awards
Singapore Road Safety Awards 2023, Merit awards
Safe Driver Awards 2023, Excellence Awards
Safe Driver 2023, Merit Awards
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
18 November 2023 @ 12:00 PM