Silver alert: Getting around speeding traffic worry

A new roundabout is among the new road features that have been built to encourage motorists to travel at slower speeds under a new Silver Zone in Lengkok Bahru. It was opened by the Member of Parliament and grassroots adviser to Tanjong Pagar GRC, Dr
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A new roundabout is among the new road features that have been built to encourage motorists to travel at slower speeds under a new Silver Zone in Lengkok Bahru. It was opened by the Member of Parliament and grassroots adviser to Tanjong Pagar GRC, Dr Chia Shi-Lu, yesterday. The Silver Zone programme, implemented by the Land Transport Authority, involves installing senior-friendly road-safety features in residential areas with significant numbers of older people. A total of seven Silver Zones have been completed since the scheme was announced in 2014, with another eight to be completed by next year. Other road-safety features in the Lengkok Bahru area include reduced lane widths.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2016, with the headline 'Silver alert: Getting around speeding traffic worry'. Print Edition | Subscribe