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