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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ratnamsamy Muniandy, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Ho Seng Tim, Former Head of Singapore LTA’s Road Safety Engineering Unit

Ir. Mochamad Basoeki Hadimoeljono, M.Sc., Ph.D, Indonesian Minister of Public Work & Housing (in confirmation)

50 Years of Road Safety in Singapore

A keynote topic by Mr. Seng Tim Ho

Road transport safety has a major impact to society and the environment.  Safer roads lead to saving lives and reducing injuries on our road transport.  This keynote presentation by Mr Ho will focus on how engineering road safety in Singapore has improved over the years, and become globally benchmarked to be among the safest countries in the world.

Mr Ho will highlight some of the key road safety initiatives that have been developed with examples of engineering road safety schemes that have been effectively used. These will include major national road safety projects like the Silver Zone to make roads safer for the seniors in an ageing society.  Finally, Mr Ho will conclude with some key learning pointers for the success of road safety in Singapore.

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Mr Ho is the former Head of Road Safety Engineering Unit in Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA). He has more than 35 years of experience in engineering road safety and traffic. He set up and pioneered the Unit, leading and managing new road safety initiatives and strategies. Despite increasing human and vehicle populations, Singapore’s road fatality rates have decreased substantially.

In 2016, Mr Ho co-wrote a book chapter on Road Safety in “50 Years of Transportation in Singapore- Achievements and Challenges”. Mr Ho and his team had won several awards including the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award (UK) in 2016 for the outstanding Silver Zone programme; in 2015 the Minister’s Innovation Award (Singapore) for implementing Silver Zones through innovation use of road safety engineering measures; in 2011 the Institute of Transportation Engineers- Edmund R. Ricker Transportation Safety Council Award (US) for the efforts in improving road safety; in 2007 the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award (UK) for Road Safety Management in Singapore.

Mr Ho provides consultation and collaboration work in road safety, and conducts training on Road Safety Engineering and Management both locally and overseas. He represented the LTA at international conferences. In addition, he presented and published technical papers on road safety at conferences and journals.

In 2005, Mr Ho received the National Day Award (Long Service), the LTA Commendation Award (Service Excellence) and the LTA Long Service Award in appreciation for his loyal and dedicated service.

Mr Ho earned his MSc in Transportation Planning and Engineering from the University of Southampton (UK), and his BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Brighton (UK).