How airbags protect you further

  • Airbags provide supplementary protection, but cannot replace the seat belt.
  • A seat belt is the most important restraining system. For safety's sake, always wear your seat belt.
  • Airbags can help reduce injuries in case of accident. Airbags can cushion your head and upper body from striking the dashboard. However, airbags inflate very fast and with great force.
airbags

If you are too close to an inflating airbag, you could be seriously hurt.

  • A seat belt can hold your entire body in your seat, and can reduce your chance of injury by the inflating airbag.
  • A seat belt offers the best and most effective protection in all types of collisions and roll-over accidents. Airbags only function in particular collisions.

How to get maximum protection

  • Remember to wear your seat belt properly.
  • Airbags need space for inflating. So, ensure there is a good distance between yourself and the airbag outlet. Do not sit or lean unnecessarily close to the airbag outlet.
  • Do not place any objects over or near to the airbag outlet to avoid being hurt by these objects when the airbag inflates.

How to protect your children

How to protect your children

  • The rear seat is the safest place for your children. Do not place your infant in any front passenger seat installed with an airbag when using rearward facing child restraint devices.
  • Children should preferably be seated in the rear seats using appropriate and approved child restraints.
  • Ensure that your children are fastened properly in the child restraints which are secured firmly to the vehicle by the seat belt.

Learning to drive

L-plate

'L-plate' - learner driver under instruction

 

If you are a learner driver you must obtain a learner's driving licence. You must not drive without a licensed driving instructor until you have obtained a full driving licence after passing the written and practical driving tests.

To pass the written driving test you will have to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the Road Users' Code. To pass the practical driving test not only will you have to demonstrate you can drive safely and competently but that you follow the rules and advice in the Code.

As a learner driver, you must not drive on an 'Expressway'. Traffic signs mark the start and end of an 'Expressway'.

learner driver

As a learner driver you may drive only at certain times of the day and you are prohibited from using certain roads. You must not normally carry any passengers. Your vehicle must be fitted with 'L-plates'. Ask your driving instructor about these and other rules and advice for learner drivers.

Information on the different types of driving licences and driving tests may be obtained from any Licensing Office of the Transport Department.

Learner drivers must not drive past this sign or drive on the road to which the ban applies

 

Learner drivers must not
drive past this sign
or drive on the road to which the
ban applies.