Published: 19 November 2018
Ms Joan Pereira: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) in the past one year, how many accidents involving motorcycles, lorries and trailers have occurred on the Causeway; and (b) whether the Ministry is reviewing the need to introduce new measures to prevent traffic accidents at the Causeway.
1. Since the beginning of this year, there were nine traffic accidents on the Causeway within Singapore’s jurisdiction, that resulted in injuries or fatalities. Eight of these involved motorcycles, and one of these eight also involved a lorry and a trailer.
2. Traffic Police (“TP”) has put up signs at both checkpoints to remind all motorists entering Singapore to abide by our traffic laws and to drive safely. TP also works closely with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (“ICA”) to ensure safe traffic flows. For example, during periods of high traffic, Woodlands Checkpoint deploys special support teams to augment the officers already on the ground, to manage traffic.
3. The Land Transport Authority (“LTA”) has also put in place safety infrastructure such as clearly-demarcated lanes and arrow markings to guide motorists on the Causeway and the Second Link.
4. We will continue to monitor the situation and implement additional road safety measures if necessary.