Ride Safe campaign: Compulsory course for motorcyclists; road signs for pedestrians

Kept an extra pair of eyes on the road lately?

From June onwards, modified road markings at five zebra crossings in Ang Mo Kio, Jurong West, Sin Ming Road and Bukit Meral Central will remind pedestrians to look out for oncoming vehicles before they cross.

Other new measures introduced by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) include signs reminding right-turning motorists to give way to pedestrians at the junction of Rivervale Lane and Rivervale Drive and the junction of Hougang Avenue 4 and Upper Serangoon Road.

Said Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Transport Muhammad Faishal: "It is incumbent on the driver to always look out and be alert to pedestrians and other vulnerable road users...Let us make safety a priority so that we can make it home safely everyday to our loved ones."

He was speaking on Saturday morning at the Science Centre at the launch of Singapore Ride Safe, a road safety outreach program to motorcyclists.

He also announced that from June 1 onwards, all learner riders must attend a compulsory Expressway Familiarisation Ride before they can obtain their Class 2B licence. The 100-minute course, which teaches motorcyclists correct techniques of riding their bikes on expressways, was previously offered as an optional module.