Published: 03 February 2020
Melvin Yong Yik Chye:To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) in the last five years, what is the number of traffic accidents caused by lane splitting; (b) what is the ratio of foreign and local motorcyclists involved in such accidents; (c) what is the total number of injuries and fatalities respectively; and (d) whether Traffic Police has any plan to raise road safety awareness pertaining to the dangers of lane splitting.
1. Traffic Police does not track the number of accidents caused by lane-splitting.
2. Safety on our roads is a shared responsibility amongst all road users. TP raises awareness of safe riding practices through the Use Your RoadSense initiative and Singapore Ride Safe campaign. Motorcylists are encouraged to practise defensive riding, and avoid weaving in and out of traffic. All motorists have to be alert for the unexpected and be ready to take evasive action.They are advised to check their blindspots from time to time and when they intend to make a lane change, and when necessary or appropriate, be gracious to give way to other road users even if they have the right of way.