Motor vehicles travel too fast on the streets of Singapore, says British expert

Public health specialist Lucy Saunders says a healthy street entices people to walk, cycle or use public transport instead of drive.
Public health specialist Lucy Saunders says a healthy street entices people to walk, cycle or use public transport instead of drive.PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

Motor vehicles travel too fast on the streets of Singapore, said a British expert as she called for speed limits on all non-expressways to be slowed to 30kmh.

A 10kmh reduction makes "the difference between life and death", public health specialist Lucy Saunders, 39, told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 15, 2019, with the headline 'Reduce speed limits for healthier streets, says British expert'. Subscribe