Close Mandai Road at night to protect wildlife

I am deeply saddened by the loss of another sambar deer and I am also very concerned about the safety of motorists using Mandai Road (Man hurt in collision with deer; Dec 20).

It is very unfortunate that similar accidents have happened repeatedly in the same area.

There is, thus, a pressing need to protect our vulnerable wildlife.

I propose the Land Transport Authority consider the following:

  • Add more road humps or strips to limit speeding and slow vehicles down.
  • Close Mandai Road daily between midnight and 6am to allow wildlife to cross the road safely.
  • Close Mandai Road the whole of Sunday and convert it to a cycling or running path.

Jackson Han Shun Chou

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 27, 2018, with the headline 'Close Mandai Road at night to protect wildlife'. Print Edition | Subscribe