The Land Transport Authority has praised the advocacy for road safety made during the 2016 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival.
LTA board chairman Vijay Maharaj said the advocacy has had a positive impact throughout the country with the wide media coverage from the contestants’ debates and related festival activities.
He said the LTA was sending out SMS messages of road safety tips to about 80,000 mobile users three times a week. In addition, the defensive driving curriculum (DDC) is currently being reviewed by the LTA to change the bad attitude and behaviour of some drivers on our roads.
“The authority has conducted road safety education programmes to 81,266 students within 250 schools for the last six months.
“The LTA call centre has received a total of 7408 complaints from the members of the public and LTA has successfully dealt with 6519 cases within the last six months, while others are under further investigations and some complaints are no longer an issue,” he said.
Mr Maharaj said robust awareness programmes and media campaigns using print and electronic media had reached out to 600,000 people for the past six months.