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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Bus Shelter Advertisement Boards Causing Blind Spots Leading to Accidents between Pedestrians and Personal Mobility Device Users or Cyclist

02 Sep 2019 In Parliament

Assoc Prof Daniel Goh Pei Siong asked the Minister for Transport whether bus shelter advertisement boards placed perpendicular to roads are causing blind spots leading to accidents between pedestrian commuters and personal mobility device (PMD) users or cyclists.

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     The Land Transport Authority (LTA) does consider the safety factor when placing advertisement panels at bus stops. The panels should not obstruct the views of bus commuters, path and road users. 

2.     In any case, cyclists and personal mobility device users should go behind the bus stop where possible, instead of riding through the bus stop. LTA is progressively building cycling paths and widening footpaths behind bus stops with high commuter traffic. LTA will continue to highlight safe riding practices, such as "slow down when approaching bus stops" in its public education campaigns.