Drink driving in Singapore
Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive. A drink drive conviction can result in job loss, strain on personal relationships and higher insurance costs. Our video touches on how drink driving impacts the whole family.
Tolerance to alcohol depends on a combination of factors: weight, age, gender, stress and recent food consumption.
The best way to remain safe is not to drink and drive. There is no such thing as a safe limit.
Seatbelts in Singapore
Did you know that you’re twice as likely to die in a crash if you don’t wear a seatbelt? An unfastened passenger travelling at just 50km/h crashes and suffers the same impact as falling from a third storey building. Chances of an adult surviving that are slim so what chance does a child have? All too often in Singapore we see children seated on an adult’s lap in the front seat. In a collision at 50 km/h an infant would be violently propelled forward against the dashboard or through the windscreen. Despite what parents think, it would be impossible to hold onto a child against such force. Take a look at our video here and see what happens to the cake! It’s a good indication of just how powerless any passenger would be against such impact. A properly fitted child restraint system can reduce fatal injuries by as much as 75 per cent.
Think the rear seat is safe enough without wearing seatbelts? Think again. Research has found that rear seat passengers who did not belt up were flung forward during accidents. They became human projectiles, which were hurled forward at great force, almost always causing very serious injuries to the passengers in front. Research also estimated that 79% of deaths of front seat occupants could have been prevented if the rear-seat passengers had worn seat belts.
Don’t take chances, accidents can happen anytime, even on the shortest trips. Keep your loved ones safe.
Using hand-phones whilst driving in Singapore
Making or taking phone calls, even when using hands-free devices, whilst driving will distract you. Research shows that if you’re using any mobile phone when driving, you're four times more likely to crash. In fact, you have significantly worse reaction times than someone driving after drinking alcohol at the legal limit.
Not only that, texting or emailing while driving doubles your reaction times and makes drivers more likely to miss a flashing light, according to research. So the message is clear, using a phone whether to text or call someone even when using a hands-free device puts you and your passengers at risk. As it says in our video, use your hand-phone whilst driving and it could be the last call you ever make…