Published: 04 April 2022
Mr Yip Hon Weng: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) how has the installation of speed cameras helped to improve the enforcement rate against speeding offences in the last two years; (b) whether the Ministry will consider expanding the criteria for deployment of speed cameras; and (c) where a road has been identified to be speed-prone and accident-prone, how do the Traffic Police and LTA work together for the deployment of speed cameras and road modifications.
Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law:
1. In 2020 and 2021, Police speed cameras detected about 67,600 and 63,600 speeding violations respectively. They were lower than the 96,400 speeding violations detected in 2019, due to the lower traffic volume during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. The Traffic Police deploy speed cameras at speeding-prone and accident-prone locations, where the terrain is suitable. They complement such deployment with regular enforcement actions. The Traffic Police and the Land Transport Authority have also been working together to assess how the road infrastructure can be modified. This includes implementing speed calming measures, such as speed regulating strips.
3. The member asked if we would consider expanding the criteria for deployment of speed cameras. At this moment, we have no plans to do so. We assess our current deployment and criteria to be adequate.