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Red-light cameras in Singapore detect over 800 speeding violations since new enforcement activation

Singapore Police detected over 800 speeding violations in three weeks with red-light cameras now equipped with speed enforcement, aiming to enhance road safety and enforce traffic rules more strictly.

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The Singapore Police Force (SPF) announced on Monday (29 Apr) that more than 800 speeding violations have been detected by red-light cameras within just three weeks since the activation of a new speed enforcement function.

This initiative, which began on April 1, aims to curb the prevalent issue of speeding and improve motorist behavior across the island.

The integration of speed enforcement with existing red-light cameras is part of a wider effort to enhance road safety, particularly in areas prone to accidents or frequent traffic violations.

Although the SPF has not specified the exact number of cameras now equipped with this technology nor their locations, it is known that Singapore hosts over 250 red-light cameras.

According to SPF, speeding and running red lights are the two most common traffic violations, contributing to approximately 75% of all traffic-related offenses in 2023.

“The number of speeding violations detected is of concern,” stated Deputy Superintendent of Police William Foo, head of the surveillance camera unit. “We will continue to enhance our enforcement strategies and take decisive action against those disregarding the rules.”

The enhanced enforcement capabilities come in light of the alarming rise in speeding-related fatal accidents, which saw an 83.3% increase in 2023 compared to the previous year. Despite a decrease in violations detected by traffic enforcement cameras last year, other police operations have noted a 22% increase in speeding violations.

It is said that Traffic Police (TP) officers patrol Singapore’s roads around the clock, complemented by regular traffic enforcement operations. The advanced technologies employed in the cameras include laser and radar systems for speed measurement, and detector loops for monitoring red-light adherence.

When a traffic violation is captured by these cameras, the image or video undergoes a “two-layer verification” process to confirm its validity and accuracy, a process that can take up to three weeks. Following verification, a notice of traffic offense may be issued based on the findings.

In February, Non-constituency Member of Parliament Mr Leong Mun Wai inquired about the costs and future deployment of traffic enforcement cameras during a parliamentary session. In response, Minister for Home Affairs Mr K Shanmugam stated that installing a new traffic enforcement camera at a signalised intersection can cost between S$100,000 and S$170,000, depending on site conditions.

Additionally, in March, Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang GRC Mr Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim questioned the Minister regarding the increased fatalities due to red-light running and speeding.

In response, Mr Shanmugam revealed plans to enhance enforcement measures, including tougher penalties and strategic deployment of cameras in high-risk areas such as near schools and markets to protect vulnerable pedestrians.

The TP will also be increasing fines and demerit points to strengthen deterrence against irresponsible driving, with more details expected later in the year.

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Yah red light cameras for beating the red light offence but what about those idiots that are racing like F1 drivers or reckless driving? So many accidents lately and fatal ones too.

Driving fast doesn’t mean driving like the Merc and Saab idiots in the recent Tampines fatal accident. Limiting the speed to 50kmh is unrealistic.

Honestly, the speed limit in Singapore way too low and given the kind of jam motorist faced, such speed limit will only add on to the jam and thereby giving pee air pee more excuses to implement more erp with higher charges.

Is speeding a new motosports in Sheep Sin 🇸🇬 city.

Caught 800 – how to explain this? Either officers has been sleeping, cameras, faulty, or motorists testing new fuel.

Or another crap implemented, official speed limits lowered on the sly, so catch the eff lot, get them fined, money use to replenish Empty State Reserves.

What is it these bastards cannot do – u thought they are a bunch straights, some can strum guitar u know, looks like so much better than Jimmy Hendrix.

Last edited 26 days ago by the trishaw

Follow the US and impound the vehicles that are caught speeding. Charge the motorist for impounding fees and daily storage. Send all cases to Court. In Court give the hearings the lowest priority so that more revenue can be collected. The speeding will stop after some experiences.

Our tiny country cant support more and more peoples and more and more vehicles on our narrow SG roads.
Some think its their grandfather’s road just bcuz their car is bigger and more expensive than yours.
Pedestrians arent even safe on footpaths…them idiot speeding cyclist !

Last edited 26 days ago by W.A.J.

Too many cars/ trucks/ lorries/ bikes/
And an attitude of boh-chap…
Drive like they are walking inside a shopping mall,
stop & go as they like, go between people as they like
Stop at the top or bottom of stairs, escalators to check phones
Stop & read their navigation as they please
Reverse, sudden turns in response to voiced navigation

Apps should include a voice command to direct drivers into rivers and the seas, or
into a concrete wall/ barrier.. or better, into police stations, civil defence structures and hospitals.

Seems like these daredevil speedsters dont care….so SPF, do the needful…slam stiff penalties on them to avoid any senseless killing of pedestrians using the roads ..and other vehicles.

Last edited 26 days ago by W.A.J.

Speeding violation on the rise.

Scrap the Singspore Grandprix F1 Night racing.

It is a bad example on a national as well as worldwide scale beaming it live on TV in other countries.

Did such expensive installations prevent the tragic incident last week at Tampines road junction? If monitoring is the first-choice deterrent to crime, then shouldn’t PM/Shamni had installed CCTVs monitoring the transactions of our ministers to prevent corruption? Why didn’t cut back on their million$ salary and use that money to install cameras to monitor them instead?

Obviously there are 2 standards here:
1) the public is deemed cannot be educated, so must be monitored;
2) the Pm/ministers is so “educated” that they are allowed to Ownself Monitor Ownself.

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