Green-arrow turns: Move shows results

This traffic junction which links Yishun Avenues 1 and 2 and Lentor Avenue was identified by the LTA as an accident-prone spot. Red, amber and green turn-arrow lights were installed to help prevent traffic accidents.
This traffic junction which links Yishun Avenues 1 and 2 and Lentor Avenue was identified by the LTA as an accident-prone spot. Red, amber and green turn-arrow lights were installed to help prevent traffic accidents.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI
Above: At this Tampines traffic junction, the number of accidents has fallen sharply since the measure was introduced. Left: The same was true for this junction connecting Thomson Road and Moulmein Road.
At this Tampines traffic junction, the number of accidents has fallen sharply since the measure was introduced. ST PHOTOS: SYAMIL SAPARI
Above: At this Tampines traffic junction, the number of accidents has fallen sharply since the measure was introduced. Left: The same was true for this junction connecting Thomson Road and Moulmein Road.
The same was true for this junction connecting Thomson Road and Moulmein Road.ST PHOTOS: SYAMIL SAPARI

Fewer accidents after removal of discretionary right turns at junctions

Previous moves to remove discretionary right turns at accident-prone junctions have yielded results, according to data from the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) Black Spot programme.

In at least two examples from the programme that aims to introduce engineering measures to improve road safety, the number of accidents more than halved at junctions where drivers had to wait for a green arrow to turn right.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 28, 2018, with the headline 'Green-arrow turns: Move shows results'. Print Edition | Subscribe