Do away with discretionary right turns

File photo showing traffic at the junction of Nicoll Highway and Middle Road.
File photo showing traffic at the junction of Nicoll Highway and Middle Road.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

I read with dismay about the accident that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old woman last Thursday (NUS undergrad dies, 5 injured in accident at Clementi junction; April 21).

One important contributing factor in this and many other accidents is that drivers in Singapore are allowed to turn right at traffic junctions when the green light is in their favour.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2018, with the headline 'Do away with discretionary right turns'. Print Edition | Subscribe