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Speeding violations up by 10% in 2011

There were 225,550 speeding violations in 2011 - a 10 per cent increase from the year before, according to the Traffic Police.

Speeding violations up by 10% in 2011

Singapore Traffic Police

SINGAPORE: There were 225,550 speeding violations in 2011 - a 10 per cent increase from the year before, according to the Traffic Police.

This figure was revealed by Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean in his written reply to parliament in response to a question from MP for Nee Soon GRC, Lee Bee Wah.

He said car drivers form the majority of speeding offenders, followed by motorcyclists and drivers of light goods vehicles, such as vans and pick-ups.

Mr Teo added that this is generally consistent with their respective vehicle populations.

He said traffic police enforces against speeding in a few ways, including using cameras to detect speeding violations.

Mr Teo said there are 18 static speed enforcement camera locations across Singapore and they are supplemented by portable speed cameras that are deployed flexibly islandwide.

Mr Teo said over the past several months, Ms Lee and her residents have expressed to traffic police on various occasions their concern about motorists speeding on a few of the arterial roads within Nee Soon GRC.

He said traffic police has stepped up its enforcement actions on these roads in response and will monitor the situation closely.

Mr Teo said the success in reducing the incidence of speeding requires a shared commitment, and motorists must also play their part by keeping within the speed limits at all times.

Source: CNA/ac

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