Replace zebra crossings with signalised pedestrian crossings

On Oct 9, I was at the zebra crossing near the exit of the Ayer Rajah Expressway to Alexandra Road.

I raised my hand to signal my intention to cross. A van driver in the left lane stopped for me.

But when I was halfway across, a sports car in the right lane just zipped past me. Thankfully, I managed to stop in time to avert an accident.

Is this incident simply a case of a reckless driver or is it that the zebra crossing is a potential hazard, since it is sited near an expressway exit?

Drivers are supposed to slow down or stop as they approach a pedestrian crossing, but many fail to do so.

The Land Transport Authority should consider replacing zebra crossings with signalised pedestrian crossings.

Tan Choon Han

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2017, with the headline 'Replace zebra crossings with signalised pedestrian crossings'. Print Edition | Subscribe