SINGAPORE: The Traffic Police is expanding its outreach efforts to engage pre—schoolers on road safety.
For the first time, some 500 pre—schoolers took part in activities under the 32nd Annual Shell Traffic Games on Friday.
Participants in the traffic games also included around 200 Primary 5 students.
In previous years, only primary 5 students were invited to participate in the games.
The interactive games allow students to learn about traffic rules when they role—play as pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
Some pre—schoolers also picked up safe cycling tips from Bukit Batok Driving Centre and the Safe Cycling Taskforce instructors.
This comes on the back of a recent fatal accident involving a 48—year—old bank employee who was cycling along Loyang Avenue on 18 August.
Commanding Officer, Road Safety Branch of the Singapore Police Force, Mr Soh Wan Khuan, hopes that all road users can take responsibility for their safety.
"It’s shared responsibility," said Mr Soh. "Whether you are a cyclist, motorist, or even a pedestrian, we want you to watch road safety when you are on the road."
Mr Soh added there is a study team looking into cyclists’ safety.
The Traffic Police is also collaborating with the Ministry of Education to display standees, banners and brochures carrying road safety messages at all local primary schools.
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