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Safe cycling by-laws in Tampines get more bite

More systematic way to enforce volunteer wardens' efforts in tackling errant cyclists

Published on Apr 27, 2014 8:26 AM
 
Volunteers who are taking up roles as cycling wardens in Tampines listening to a crime and road safety briefing by Staff Sergeant Firdaus Mohamad (foreground) from Changi Neighbourhood Police Centre. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM

Singapore's model cycling town is beefing up its enforcement of safe cycling practices.

Tampines, whose widened footpaths are shared by pedestrians and cyclists, is the only town council here to have amended by-laws to allow it to haul up errant cyclists.

Now, it has come up with a more systematic way of going after them.

Volunteer wardens who patrol the neighbourhoods to educate cyclists and tell reckless ones off can now issue written warnings in the presence of auxiliary patrol officers (APOs). After residents receive three warning notices, they will be issued a summons.

 
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