Without a doubt, Singapore’s roads are very much well-designed to encourage convenience yet not compromising on the safety of road users with the help of various technologies and systems implemented. Here are some important technologies that are essential to maintain Singapore’s traffic conditions:
1. Traffic Lights
Needless to say, traffic lights play an essential role in maintaining the traffic flow by facilitating the time used on the road shared between both motorists and pedestrians. By allocating certain timing for both parties, it encourages a balance between safety and efficiency hence instilling a sense of order for road users.
2. Speed Camera
In December 2018, a new speed camera system was installed along the Tanah Merah Coast Road which calculates the average speed of vehicles. With a speed limit of 70km/hr, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) mentioned that Tanah Merah Coast Road was selected to hold the experiment for this new speed camera as there is a higher chance of speeding and illegal racing being held there. Generally, speed cameras were installed to improve road safety through speed enforcement. This helps to control the speed with the help of penalties and hence, making Singapore a safer road to drive in.
3. Smart Signals
Ever find yourself waiting at a traffic light for an unreasonably long time? Since September 2018, a new smart traffic light control systems have been implemented along Corporation Road and Boon Lay Way for a 2-years trial. It aims to reduce the waiting time by detecting vehicles or pedestrians’ presence and smooth traffic flow for road users.
With so many new technologies to improve traffic conditions, it is commendable for Singapore’s government effort to improve the efficiency and convenience for all road users. All in all, MoneyMax Leasing wishes you a safe drive on the road!
Farhan, N. (2019). The new tech driving traffic on Singapore’s roads. [online] CNA. Available at: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/new-technology-driving-traffic-singapore-roads-11688500 [Accessed 11 Oct. 2019].
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