Make 'special' road crossing safer

The authorities have built cement walls to prevent jaywalking along certain stretches of roads in Singapore.

But when two traffic lights are just too far apart - such as along Thomson Road (next to Thomson Road Baptist Church) - an "opening" is built to enable pedestrians to cross that stretch of road.

Unfortunately, pedestrians in that area are often exposed to speeding vehicles coming from Kampong Java Road.

The authorities should take steps to slow down speeding vehicles with speed cameras, speed limits or road strips, and find a way to give motorists more advance warning that there may be pedestrians crossing the street around that area.

It is thoughtful of the Government to provide these special crossings to help the elderly, but more should be done to protect them from speeding vehicles.

Lawrence Law Cher Khiam