July/August Edition

Dear AA Members,

Thank you for visiting our AA Highway website. The website was launched in March this year and we hope that you have enjoyed our regular updates, scrolling and swiping seamlessly. With the digital magazine in both website and app, we made it easier for you to share your favourite articles. You can now also enjoy a more visual experience with videos online, and easily participate in giveaways with a few clicks or taps.

It was my pleasure to have met some of our members at our Annual General Meeting in May. During the meeting, we covered the achievements of 2018 and shared the new initiatives the Association had introduced this year, such as the new AA Membership e-card, a new insurance policy targeted at Young or New drivers, the FIA-AA Singapore Smart Driving Challenge and many more. I also announced our impending move to the new AA Centre at 2 Kung Chong Road, which is scheduled for later this year. Keep an eye out for more updates on our move.

In support of the United Nations Global Road Safety Week from 6-12 May 2019 to #SpeakUp about road dangers, we conducted a campaign raising awareness on vehicle blind spots. As a driver, you may have heard of the presence of blind spots but are you aware of the impact? And as a pedestrian, do you know how to safeguard yourself against these hazards? Read and share this helpful article and video with your loved ones to minimise your chances of accidents on roads.

In June, the AUTOVENTURETM team went on their 11th year AA-Wanbao collaboration trip with Lianhe Wanbao to South Korea. Unlike last year’s trip which only covered Jeju and Seoul, this time the team took a longer drive and visited over 10 Korean cities. Here’s a glimpse of their itinerary.

June was a busy month for the AUTOVENTURETM team as they also held the pre-trip briefing for participants of the 92-day London-Singapore Expedition Drive. The 16 cars have now been shipped and are on their way to London in preparation for the drive. The convoy will be celebrating National Day together on 9 August 2019 in London before the flag-off on 10 August 2019. Follow us on Facebook for real-time updates of the event.

Recently, the Singapore Road Safety Council and Traffic Police held a RoadSense Carnival at Ngee Ann City in conjunction with the launch of Singapore Road Safety Month on 6 July 2019. AAS Academy also participated in the event to educate public on PMD safety and hazard perception. Regardless of your role as a driver or whether you adopt alternative transport means, road safety impacts all of us. With the vast amount of time we spend commuting on the roads every day, road safety is something we must never neglect. Let us keep that in mind this July, being Singapore Road Safety Month, and exercise extra caution as we use the roads.

Best wishes,
Bernard Tay
President, AA Singapore