Cut the red tape in reporting traffic offences

It is time the Government made it easier to report traffic offences, in its bid to develop a civic-conscious society ("Step up checks against errant road users" by Ms Jacqueline Lim Cheng Mui; Oct 10).

Several months ago, I saw a van double-parked in a carpark. I took a photograph and sent it to the Land Transport Authority. I also included the time and place of the offence.

I was cautioned that, should the offender refute the charge, I may have to attend court.

This is not acceptable, as the reporting person may be subjected to harassment and threats.

Surely the photograph taken is proof enough.

This kind of red tape can lead to the development of a society which is uncaring and unwilling to get involved in issues.

Chia Lam Soon