28 Jan '11, 3am

Action to keep senior citizens safe on the roads

GRASSROOTS organisations will be pitching in to help spread the road safety message to the elderly through citizens' patrols, videos and games. Among the 55 pedestrians who died last year, 29 were aged 60 and above. Of these, 24 died because they were jaywalking. Most of the accidents took place in HDB estates. The Traffic Police said yesterday that they are working with the People's Association (PA) and the Singapore Action Group of Elders (Sage). A video on road safety will be played at Chinese New Year dinners held in the various estates. Members of the PA's Community Emergency Response Team - resident volunteers in the heartland - will be distributing road safety brochures to elderly people they meet on their rounds. The Traffic Police will also be working with Sage and junior college students to organise a road safety game aimed at the elderly, and using television va...

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