60 more locations to get CCTV cameras to deter illegal parking

A Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera located at Bishan Road. The Land Transport Authority will be adding CCTV cameras at 60 more locations from Oct 6 to deter illegal parking.
A Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera located at Bishan Road. The Land Transport Authority will be adding CCTV cameras at 60 more locations from Oct 6 to deter illegal parking.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras will be gradually deployed at 60 more locations to deter illegal parking from Oct 6.

Parking enforcement cameras, in use since April 2014, have cut down parking offences along roads clogged up by rampant illegal parking, the Land Transport Authority said.

There are now 70 places monitored by CCTVs and this will rise to 130 locations by the end of 2017.

Seven new locations have been identified, where the cameras will start operating from Oct 6:

1. Benoi Road (both directions, near FairPrice Hub)

2. Joo Koon Circle (Joo Koon MRT, near FairPrice Hub)

3. Lim Teck Kim Road (opposite Genting Centre)

4. Sengkang East Way (near Compass One) and Sengkang Square (near Kopitiam Square & Sengkang MRT/LRT)

5. Woodlands Avenue 3 (Marsiling MRT, both directions)

6. Woodlands Centre Road (before Woodlands Train Checkpoint)

7. Yishun Central Service Road (both sides)

Updates on new CCTV locations will be posted on LTA's one.motoring website.

Traffic conditions have improved at many sites where CCTVs are in use, LTA said.

The daily average number of parking summonses in each area has gone down from 30 to three a day by end 2015, it added.

"Inconsiderate illegal parking can obstruct and prevent vulnerable pedestrians, particularly young children, seniors and users of mobility aids from crossing the road safely," LTA said.

"Illegally parked vehicles can also restrict the vision of other motorists by blocking their view of pedestrians who are crossing the road."

Illegal parking near bus stops endangers the safety of commuters, LTA said.

To identify CCTV monitoring zones, look out for lamp posts or sign posts with bright orange vertical strips.

LTA has also installed "No Waiting" signs at passenger pick-up points with CCTV cameras, such as near Bishan and Clementi MRT stations, to remind motorists that they are not allowed to wait at these pick-up locations.