An Initiative for Safer Roads

A new task force has been created to ensure that vocational drivers in Singapore observe road safety. Called the Safer Roads Industry Taskforce, this task force will prompt education and training to help drivers steer safely. This was announced during the launch of the campaign called Anti-Drink Drive on December 5, 2013.SafeDriver

There are two agencies working together to ensure the safety of our roads: the Land and Transport Authority (LTA) is accountable for road facilities, while the Traffic Police (TP) is responsible for imposing traffic regulations. You need to know some road regulations. Here is an idea:

Speed Limit

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All vehicles have speed limits, and the TP is strict when it comes to imposing these limits. For cars and motorcycles, the road speed limit is 50kph for regular roads, and 70-80kph for expressways. For buses and coaches, the road speed limit is 50kph for regular roads, and 60kph for expressways. For commercial vehicles not greater than 3.5 tonnes, the road speed limit is 50kph for regular roads and 60-70kph for expressways.

Bus Lane Schemes

Bus Lane

LTA gives priority to commuters. With that, buses are given right of way to enable smoother and quicker travel for all commuters. Singapore has two bus lane schemes – normal and full day. The normal bus lanes are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 9:30am and 5pm to 8pm. The scheme is not applicable during Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (PH). Meanwhile, the full day bus lanes are open from Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 8pm. The scheme is not applicable during Sundays and PH.

Seat Belts

7806e3e3e89c76c99f60025681d1bb8775528509School buses should be equipped with seat belts for the school children. It is important that every passenger wear seat belts and other restraints at all times to ensure the safety of everyone. The conductor should always see to it that children are appropriately secured. Vehicles that fail to comply with this will be given three demerit points and will be fined more or less S$120.

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