Playing our role as a socially responsible courier company, Pickupp has linked up with Singapore Traffic Police to equip our agents with useful road safety tips which is also applicable to all of us road users.
It is our top priority to ensure that our delivery agents and members of the public always remain safe while keeping to the delivery promises.
Being a road user is more than just following the rules. Here are some road safety tips that we can practise daily to keep our roads safe:
1. Always observe a safe following distance.
Do not tailgate and keep a safe following distance from fellow road users. Road conditions differ and road hazards may appear unexpectedly.
2. Signal early and check your blind spots.
Do not switch lanes unless the road is clear.
3. Check that your blind spots are clear before you go.
Check your blind spots especially for vehicles that are harder to spot such as motorcycles and cyclists. Ensure the road is clear before proceeding.
4. Put phones away.
Do not use your mobile phone while driving. Taking your eyes off the road to pick up your phone increases the chances of an accident.
5. Be vigilant and obey traffic rules.
Cyclists to always don your helmet, stay vigilant and obey traffic rules when riding on the road.
6. Look out for others.
Keep a lookout for smaller or vulnerable road users, such as cyclists or power-assisted bicycle users, and pedestrians like children and elderly, who may dash across the road.
What should you do when you witness or experience a road accident?
1. Ascertain if there are any injuries. Stay calm and check if any medical assistance is needed for you or the other party involved.
2. Call for an ambulance if there are any injured victims.
3. Concurrently, report the accident to the Traffic Police via 6547 0000 or 999.
As road users, we should always remember to exercise patience and graciousness. Always plan your route and time well and do not rush for your deliveries. Stay alert, drive carefully and follow traffic rules, signs and signals. Let’s do our part to keep our roads safe today!
For more road safety tips, visit Road Sense's Facebook page.