The Straits Times
Published on Oct 22, 2012

'Give way' scheme extended to 150 more bus stops

LTA also studying more measures to improve journey time for commuters


To ensure faster bus journeys, a scheme that makes it compulsory for motorists to give way to buses moving out from bus bays will be expanded to 150 more bus stops islandwide.

This extension, announced by Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Sunday, will boost the number of stops on the scheme by over 70 per cent, from the existing 203.

Bus bays in the scheme, started in December 2008, are marked with a large box in yellow and an arrow indicating the direction of exiting buses. Motorists who fail to give way will be fined $130.

Areas where the scheme will be extended to include Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Bedok Reservoir Road and Mountbatten Road. In all, there are more than 2,000 bus stops with bus bays islandwide.