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140 roads shortlisted for speed camera study

Roads in HDB estates like Yishun and residential areas included on list

Published on May 27, 2014 8:21 AM
 
A speed camera along Boon Lay Way. The police said the study "will help to provide information such as optimal allocation of cameras... and where to place the speed cameras for effective deterrence". -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Speedsters beware.

The police are installing more speed cameras and have shortlisted 140 roads to study whether new cameras can be installed to nab those who speed.

The list, obtained by The Straits Times, threw up some surprises.

Besides expressways where there are already permanent speed cameras and main roads such as Lornie Road where portable speed cameras are known to be used extensively, the list also included roads in Housing Board estates in Choa Chu Kang, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Woodlands and Yishun.

 
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GIVE ENOUGH WARNING

The purpose of speed cameras is to encourage safe driving, not collect fines from unsuspecting drivers. Without sufficient warning, drivers who brake suddenly when they see the speed cameras can cause accidents, and that is dangerous.

- Mr Alvin Tan, who lives off Upper Bukit Timah Road which is shortlisted for the study. He supports the use of speed cameras but said sufficient warning must be given to motorists to slow down.


SOME OF THE SHORTLISTED AREAS:

  • Roads in Housing Board estates in Choa Chu Kang, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Woodlands and Yishun.
  • Laid-back residential enclaves such as Serangoon Garden and Picadilly Circus near Seletar, where the speed limit is 50kmh.

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