Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chye: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what is the number of traffic accidents on the Causeway in the past three years; (b) how many of these accidents involve jaywalkers; and (c) what plans does the Ministry have to ensure road safety on the Causeway for both vehicles and pedestrians especially during peak hours.
1. Between 2014 and 2016, a total of eight traffic accidents on the part of the Causeway within Singapore's jurisdiction were reported. None of these accidents involved pedestrians.
2. The part of the Causeway within Singapore's jurisdiction has been designed such that there is no need for pedestrians to cross or walk on any vehicular roads. Traffic Police works closely with the relevant agencies to ensure safe traffic flows. For example, during periods of high traffic volume, Woodlands Checkpoint has special support teams to augment the deployment on the ground.
3. We urge pedestrians to use the footpaths and refrain from walking on the roads. Motorists should also drive safely.