More patrol officers and cameras to make roads safer
MORE Traffic Police officers will be deployed to patrol roads, and more red light and speed cameras will be installed as the Government moves to improve road safety amid a worsening trend of road users flouting rules.
The move to step up enforcement is part of the new Safer Roads Singapore strategy unveiled by Second Minister for Home Affairs S. Iswaran yesterday during the Budget debate. The strategy also includes educating road users and engaging specific groups of them.
While fewer people were killed on the roads last year compared with the year before, more people committed traffic violations.
Yesterday, five MPs asked what was being done to make roads here safer, with some noting that motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike had become increasingly reckless.