Taking motorists' thumbprints a good security move

I applaud the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore for implementing thumbprint scans for motorists at the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints (Thumbprint scanning at Tuas, Woodlands for car travellers; Sept 26).

The move is timely, given the current heightened security consciousness.

Security will definitely be improved by scanning the thumbprints of all travellers, including motorists in cars.

Bus passengers and other travellers have been subjected to this inconvenience, so there is no reason for motorists not to do so in the name of clearing the checkpoints quickly.

People crossing the border should not demand or expect fast clearance at the expense of security.

Gan Siok Bin