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LTA looking into issue of blind spots on big buses

Operators too say more can be done to help drivers have clearer view

Published on Jun 25, 2014 8:45 AM
 
A tour group boarding a bus (above). A coroner's inquiry into the death of three-year-old Kryshan Nirmal Kumar (facsimile of ST story), who was run over by a bus, has suggested that the placement and design of blind spot mirrors for buses should be examined. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Guidelines and standards for large buses are to be examined to see if more can be done to help their drivers observe blind spots, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said yesterday.

The announcement came a day after a coroner's inquiry into the death of three-year-old Kryshan Nirmal Kumar - who was run over by a bus at a cemetery off Old Chu Kang Road last December - suggested that the placement and design of blind spot mirrors for buses should be examined.

Bus operators yesterday also acknowledged that more can be done to tackle the problem.

They say one option is to install cameras, and the Singapore School Transport Association has met a government agency to discuss funding for them.

 
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