04 August 2014

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Criteria for Locations of Speed Cameras and CCTVs

Question

Ms Lee Li Lian asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs what are the criteria used in deciding whether speed cameras or CCTVs will be installed along accident prone areas to deter speeding.

Written reply by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs:
 
         The Traffic Police installs speed enforcement cameras to deter and detect speeding offences. It considers several factors when deciding the locations where such cameras should be installed. The factors include the number of road traffic accidents, especially speeding-related ones, suitability of the terrain, and feedback from the public. Currently, there are more than 20 locations island-wide with speed enforcement cameras.

         Besides static cameras, the Traffic Police also has portable speed enforcement cameras that can be deployed at different locations, depending on operational needs. There are currently more than 50 locations where portable speed cameras can be deployed. Information on these locations is available on Traffic Police’s website.

          The Traffic Police is considering expanding the speed camera network under the Safer Roads Singapore action plan. A study is on-going to identify locations where such cameras may be useful. We appreciate the support and feedback given by many Members, and will consider them in our review.