CCTV cameras at 10 more locations from July 15 to stop illegal parking

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be used at 10 more locations, including at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and along Collyer Quay, from July 15 to clamp down on illegal parking. -- PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be used at 10 more locations, including at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and along Collyer Quay, from July 15 to clamp down on illegal parking. -- PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be used at 10 more locations, including at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and along Collyer Quay, from July 15 to clamp down on illegal parking. -- PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be used at 10 more locations, including at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and along Collyer Quay, from July 15 to clamp down on illegal parking. -- PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be used at 10 more locations, including at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and along Collyer Quay, from July 15 to clamp down on illegal parking. -- PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be used at 10 more locations, including at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and along Collyer Quay, from July 15 to clamp down on illegal parking. -- PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

SINGAPORE - Electronic eyes will soon be used at 10 more locations to clamp down on illegal parking.

The closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be in operation from July 15 at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, near Ang Mo Kio MRT station, along Woodlands Road near Kranji station and along Collyer Quay, among other places.

These additional cameras will bring the number of areas with CCTV cameras to monitor illegal parking to 20. This will go up to 30 by October, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a release on Friday. These 30 locations are typically areas that see a high incidence of illegal parking throughout the day on a daily basis, added the LTA.

In these areas, illegally parked vehicles tend to impede the smooth flow of public buses, leading to traffic congestion and affecting the safety of pedestrians.

The CCTV cameras will monitor the locations for parking offences on a 24-hour basis.

These locations are demarcated by parking restriction lines and signs to highlight the presence of cameras. Available lamp posts or sign posts within the CCTV monitoring zone will also be painted with a vertical strip in a bright orange colour.

The LTA said it will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the CCTVs after implementation and review the need for expansion to other areas where necessary.