Calm at Bukit Batok hot spot
The New Paper did its own traffic-light test and found that things have improved.
Over at Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 by Bukit Batok Street 21 - one of the hot spots for red-light running cases - yesterday, no driver was seen beating the red light during the peak hour of 7am to 8am.
Statistics released by the Singapore Police Force in February also showed a drop.
Mr Gopinath Menon, a transport engineering consultant, told The New Paper: "There has been a lot of publicity, education and enforcement on running red lights. Errant drivers are worried that they will get caught."
Road-safety expert Gerard Pereira, operations manager of the Singapore Safety Driving Centre, said that apart from road-safety education, traffic cameras also played a part.
For failing to conform to traffic-light signals, drivers will be penalised with 12 demerit points and a fine ($200 for light vehicles and $230 for heavy vehicles).
Those who beat the red light twice within 24 months will have their licences suspended.
ALL WAS WELL: The intersection of Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 and Bukit Batok Street 21 saw a flow of law-abiding motorists from 7am to 8am yesterday. TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
By the numbers
Number of red-light running accidents
Fatal accidents resulting from red-light running
Total number of red-light running violations detected