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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Speed Regulators at Zebra Crossings to Slow Down Users of Personal Mobility Devices

09 Jul 2018 In Parliament

Mr Azmoon Ahmad asked the Minister for Transport whether the Ministry can consider installing speed regulators at both ends of zebra crossings to ensure that rushing users of personal mobility devices have to decrease their speed when approaching such crossings.

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     Where possible, LTA installs speed regulating strips on cycling paths when they approach a pedestrian crossing, such as zebra crossings and signalised pedestrian crossings, to remind users of personal mobility devices to slow down when approaching crossings. These are coupled with other signs, including “Watch Out for Vehicles”, “LOOK” boxes with a bicycle logo, and “Give Way to Pedestrians” to guide the behaviour of users of personal mobility devices. 

2.     It is currently a code of conduct for active mobility device users to stop and look out for on-coming traffic when approaching any pedestrian crossing and to cross only at walking speed. The Active Mobility Advisory Panel is conducting a review of active mobility device user behaviour at road crossings, and will release its recommendations by the end of the year.