Sentosa speed curbs show results
Fewer speeding tickets issued over the first 7 months
The streets of Sentosa are a little safer now for peacocks and picnickers. Speed cameras installed on the resort island two years ago have begun to influence driving behaviour.
According to Sentosa Leisure Group (SLG), the number of summonses for speeding on Sentosa has dropped by 28 per cent in the first seven months of this year to 2,245. For the same period last year, 3,107 summonses were issued, with offenders fined between $75 and $100.
The drop came despite a sharp rise in visitors to the island after Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) opened in 2010.
Mr David Goh, senior divisional director of SLG subsidiary Sentosa Leisure Management, said there were 20.5 million visitors last year - triple the number in 2009.