More CCTV cameras to deter illegal parking

A sign warning motorists not to park illegally as a CCTV camera is in operation in Marine Parade Central. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
A sign warning motorists not to park illegally as a CCTV camera is in operation in Marine Parade Central. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

From next Monday, 10 more locations on Singapore roads will be monitored by closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to deter illegal parking.

They will join 20 other spots monitored 24/7 by CCTV cameras, put up by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) since April.

The LTA said the locations were picked because they have a high incidence of illegal parking and are plied by public buses. They also typically have high traffic and pedestrian volumes.

The latest spots are:

  • Beach Road (at Golden Mile Food Centre)
  • River Valley Road (in front of Spize, Boon Tong Kee)
  • Tanjong Katong Road (near Parkstone Road)
  • Woodlands Avenue 7 (Admiralty MRT)
  • North Bridge Road (opposite and along Bugis Junction)
  • Jalan Besar (Eminent Plaza)
  • Punggol Road (junction of Punggol Central, both directions)
  • Sembawang Road (Jalan Lengkok Sembawang)
  • Serangoon Road (Tekka Centre)
  • Upper Serangoon Road (junction of Simon Road and Florence Road).

Places monitored by CCTV cameras have prominent kerbside signs warning motorists that those who park there illegally can be fined up to $300 and given up to three demerit points.

According to the LTA, there has been "varying improvements in traffic conditions" along roads where the first 20 cameras were erected.

Illegal parking is a top peeve among road users, going by public complaints received by the LTA.

CHRISTOPHER TAN