Published: 05 April 2021
Mr Gan Thiam Poh: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) in the past 18 months, how many drivers have been caught speeding along Fernvale Street, Fernvale Link, Jalan Kayu, Fernvale Road and Sengkang West Way; (b) whether these areas can be considered as “speeding red zones”; and (c) whether joint operations by Traffic Police and LTA can be carried out to tackle speeding and offences of modified engines that cause excessive noise at these locations.
In the past 18 months from September 2019 to February 2021, Traffic Police (TP) took action against 6,500 drivers for speeding along Fernvale Street, Fernvale Link, Jalan Kayu, Fernvale Road and Sengkang West Way.
TP does not define areas as “speeding red zones”. That said, of the five areas mentioned, Sengkang West Way accounted for the vast majority of the speeding violations.
TP and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) have been conducting joint operations, including at these locations, to detect speeding, as well as illegal modification of vehicles. Any person caught speeding can be fined up to $1,000, imprisoned up to three months, or both. Any person who illegally modifies a vehicle can be fined up to $5,000, imprisoned up to three months, or both; repeat offenders can have their penalties doubled. For Sengkang West Way, TP is also studying the feasibility of deploying a speed camera to increase deterrence.