Do you have Road Sense? Traffic Police recently held a dialogue on 7th April 2015, as part of their new road safety initiative – the Use Your RoadSense movement. Although the dialogue is over, you can still voice your views.
They have created a Facebook Page to engage readers and road users.
If you have something to comment on our road culture, do head over there to voice it. My opinion is that for those who want to get the authority to listen to the public on e-Scooters or PEVs, this is the chance.
Here is an infographic on Road Sense (click on it to enlarge it)
At the same time, Traffic Police has also released the Road Sense Overview Factsheet. Click on it to enlarge it. One of the interesting thing is there is an app that will be available in May 2015. It will help you to understand if you have RoadSense or not.
Here is the news release.
A New Movement for Better Road Culture
”Use Your RoadSense” movement aims to ignite
conversations and collaborations between Traffic Police and the public
Traffic Police held a multi-partner, multi-disciplinary dialogue on 7 April 2015, as part of their new road safety initiative – the Use Your RoadSense movement. This movement is part of the larger Safer Roads Singapore action plan first announced in 2013 to guide the efforts of Traffic Police, its partners and the community in keeping our roads safe.
2 The Use Your RoadSense movement is a fresh approach to educate and engage users on road safety in Singapore. Given the rapid changes and developments on Singapore’s roads, there is a need to facilitate understanding between the diverse road user groups – pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Traffic Police will be adopting an active engagement and co-creation approach to crafting road safety initiatives with the public. Through this movement, Traffic Police hopes to hold many conversations with the various road user groups to understand their road safety concerns and hear their ideas on how a culture of safer road use can be cultivated in Singapore.
3 The first of these many conversations was the dialogue session. Traffic Police gathered a panel of field experts who looked at how direct and indirect factors such as road planning, road technology, socio-culture and human psychology affect road attitudes and behaviour.
4 Topics discussed included the development of road planning and traffic systems and its influence on driver traits; current and upcoming road technology that could help raise users’ awareness while on the roads; financial and cultural considerations that affect driving attitudes; and human characteristics and what impacts decision-making on the roads.
5 Assistant Commissioner Sam Tee, Commander Traffic Police, said, “Traffic Police needs to take a larger, holistic view of our traffic road policing, in view of the changing road environment today. Users are now more diverse and come from different backgrounds and grew up in different times. Road and car technologies are also affecting our attitudes on the roads. We are always connected and are faced with more distractions.
6 We may have one of the safest road networks in the region but we can do more to cultivate good road behaviour and discipline. Road safety is not just about enforcements. We need to build a culture of self-discipline, care and empathy on our roads. We hope this movement provides the foundation for it. As we adopt a multi-perspective approach to road safety, we call upon all individuals, organisations and companies to work together on this shared initiative to develop a new road culture for Singapore.”
7 Traffic Police invites road users to take part in the conversation online, at the Use Your RoadSense Facebook page – share what having, or not having #RoadSense is, and support the movement by getting others around you involved. Visit www.facebook.com/roadsense.sg for more details.