09 September 2014

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Effectiveness of Police Speed Laser Cameras


Ms Lee Li Lian asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs (a) how effective have the Police Speed Laser Cameras (PSLC) been since its implementation; and (b) whether the Ministry can provide details on how these cameras are being deployed onsite especially in the case of Sengkang East Drive.

Mr Teo Chee Hean: The Traffic Police has deployed portable Police Speed Laser Cameras in support of its enforcement work. Due to their flexibility, the cameras can be used to respond to speeding feedback or tip-offs along specific roads, and for speed enforcement operations at locations which are unsuitable for static cameras. The Traffic Police currently publishes on its website a list of more than 50 locations island-wide where it may deploy portable cameras. This serves to deter motorists from speeding along these roads.

The Traffic Police considers several factors when determining the location and frequency of portable camera operations. These include feedback from road users and ground officers, and the number of road traffic violations and accidents recorded along the road, especially those which are speeding-related. Sengkang East Drive is one of the locations where portable camera operations are conducted. In 2012 and 2013, about 460 speeding violations were detected along Sengkang East Drive, with a majority of these violations detected through these cameras.
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