Salient issues: Personal safety | Road safety | The Environment
Road safety responsibility
Why it’s important…
Road safety is very important. In Singapore, 194 people died in 2005 because either they or another party ignored road safety. Even though there was a decrease in the number of fatalities from 2004 to 2005, the number still can be lowered. Most fatalities are the elderly and surprisingly there were only 7 fatalities under the age of 19.
How students play a part…
Students are our future leaders and if they do not practice road safety, others will see that and they too will not practice to road safety. This would lead to an increase in road accidents in Singapore.
Putting into Practice
1. Look both sides before crossing the road.
2. Stop and wait for traffic to stop at traffic lights and pedestrian crossings before crossing.
3. Always use pedestrian crossings, traffic lights, overhead bridges or underpasses when crossing the road.
4. Never run across the road.
5. Never play by the side of the road.
6. Never cross when the light is turns amber or red, or when the green man starts to flash; only cross when there is a green man.
Tips for Teachers:
Use a game like…
Split the class in to two groups - one group will be drivers on the road while the other group will be pedestrians. Give them tasks to do like crossing the road safely. Reward students who complete the task well, and forfeit students who do not complete their tasks properly. During the debrief, point out the students’ mistakes and correct them. Give them examples of what happened to people who did not practice road safety.
Close to 30 minutes for a group of 20 students.