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'Give way' at more bus stops from December

By mid-2014, 150 more bus stops will come under the scheme

Published on Oct 26, 2012 6:00 AM
 
More bus bays will join the Give Way to Buses scheme where motorists who fail to let a bus out of the bus bay can face fines. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN

A scheme designed to make motorists give way to buses will be extended to  more stops islandwide from December.

The programme aims to speed up journey times by allowing buses to exit from bays more easily.

It is now being extended by more than 50 per cent, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Bays in the scheme, which started in December 2008, are marked with a large yellow box and an arrow indicating the direction of exiting buses.

 
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What’s on the roads now

203 bus stops under the Mandatory Give Way to Buses scheme, which makes it compulsory for motorists to give way to buses exiting bus bays.

178km of normal and full-day bus lanes, which give buses priority on the roads during certain hours.