Morning traffic madness on AYE

I am not surprised to read of another major accident occurring on the Ayer Rajah Expressway ("17 people hurt in 3-vehicle accident on AYE"; June 24).

As a regular user of the AYE, I have noticed many poor driving habits as motorists and motorcyclists rush to work in the mornings, endangering other law-abiding road users.

The situation is aggravated by the many commercial vehicles plying the AYE, mostly ferrying workers to factories or worksites. The passengers are also potential victims.

The more common offences include:

- Dangerous and fast overtaking or changing of lanes with and without signalling;

- Tailgating even though the driver in front is already at the maximum allowable speed limit;

- Motorcyclists hogging the outer lanes for faster vehicles and weaving in and out of traffic at high speeds.

The Land Transport Authority and/or Traffic Police should monitor this daily morning traffic madness more closely.

I am surprised that there are not more accidents but I am also sure there have been many near misses.

With more drivers having on-board cameras in cars, perhaps the public can be mobilised to assist in law enforcement and make the roads safer.

Raymond Koh Bock Swi