Published: 02 November 2021
Mr Vikram Nair: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs with regard to speeding vehicles and illegally modified vehicles along Woodlands Avenue 5 over the last year (a) how many (i) complaints have been received and (ii) summonses have been issued; and (b) whether the Traffic Police will consider installing a speed camera along the stretches of roads where speeding complaints are received.
Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law:
1. Between October 2020 and September 2021, the Traffic Police, or TP, received 16 complaints concerning speeding vehicles along Woodlands Avenue 5. Over the same period, TP issued 160 summonses against speeding vehicles, arising from speed enforcement operations conducted in the area. The Land Transport Authority, or LTA, which enforces against illegal vehicle modifications, received 17 pieces of feedback regarding illegally modified vehicles in the location. Over this period, LTA issued 20 summonses, arising from enforcement operations in the area.
2. TP conducts regular patrols on our roads and mounts targeted enforcement operations at areas that are prone to accidents and speeding. Where necessary, TP will conduct additional enforcement operations and study the feasibility of installing speed cameras at these locations. For the installation of a speed camera, TP will assess, among others, if the terrain is suitable for the camera to be installed and effectively detect violations.