Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliament Question on Traffic Summonses Issued for Non-Compliance of Yellow Box Rules by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Published: 03 July 2017



Mr Yee Chia Hsing: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) how many traffic summons have been issued for non-compliance of yellow box rules over the past three years; and (b) whether the Traffic Police can consider the use of traffic cameras to ensure compliance at busy junctions.




1. Between 2014 and 2016, Traffic Police (TP) issued on average about 450 traffic summonses each year to motorists who had stopped their vehicles in yellow boxes and caused obstruction to other road users.   


2. TP has deployed cameras to deter and detect serious traffic offences such as red-light running and speeding. We do not rule out using cameras for other types of offences in the future, if the need arises.


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