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    Apr 09, 2015

    More CCTV cameras soon on roads here

    MOTORISTS who park illegally will soon have a much harder time getting away with it.

    The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at 60 more locations across the island by mid-2017.

    CCTV cameras have been operating for the last 12 months at 30 sites. Next week, more will be switched on at another 40 locations.

    LTA said yesterday that it has observed smoother traffic and less obstruction at the sites where the first 30 CCTV cameras have been in operation. These include Beach Road, Bishan, Pasir Panjang Road and River Valley Road.

    "As most locations where CCTVs have been installed are also plied by many public bus services, bus commuters travelling on these routes have also benefited from the improved traffic conditions," the authority noted.

    It added that illegal parking can hamper the visibility of traffic, and hence, pose a danger to pedestrians, particularly to the young and the elderly.

    Next Tuesday, cameras will be switched on at locations including Ang Mo Kio Street 52, Buffalo Road, Collyer Quay, Dunman Road, Joo Chiat Road, Race Course Road, Toa Payoh Lorong 2, and in front of eateries near Sunshine Terrace in Upper Serangoon Road.

    Notices are displayed prominently to warn motorists of the cameras.

    Lamp posts or sign posts within CCTV monitoring zones have a bright-orange vertical strip.

    There are also "no waiting" signs at passenger pick-up points such as those near Bishan and Clementi MRT stations.