Plan to turn traffic lights green for ambulances
A system that turns traffic lights in favour of ambulances is being considered, in an apparent response to a rise in emergency cases here.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) are looking to develop a "traffic priority system" through a continuous "green wave" signal that will allow emergency ambulances to shorten their response time.
Both parties want to start on a trial involving five traffic junctions over a period of six months, according to tender documents obtained by The Straits Times.
They are looking for a consultant to help them collect data in the trial. The data will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the system, and its impact on overall traffic conditions. The consultant will also be asked to make recommendations for an islandwide implementation of such a system.