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Engineering Road Safety in Singapore Mr Ho Seng Tim Head Road Safety Engineering Unit Land Transport Authority Singapore Global Road Safety Partnership / Asia Road Safety Seminar 7 – 8 th October 2009 Overview of Singapore 23km 42km

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Engineering Road Safety in Singapore

Mr Ho Seng Tim

Head

Road Safety Engineering Unit

Land Transport Authority

Singapore

Global Road Safety Partnership / Asia Road Safety Seminar

7 – 8th October 2009

overview of singapore
Overview of Singapore

23km

42km

Land Area : 707km2 (2008)

Vehicle Population : 875,000

Taxi Fleet : 24,100

Bus Fleet : 3,500

Road Network 3,297 km

worldwide
Worldwide…..
  • Approx. 1.2 million people were killed each year on the roads
  • Death rates are increasing
  • By 2030, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death (Global Status Report on Road Safety, World Health Organisation, 2009)
authorities involved in road safety in singapore
Authorities involved in Road Safety in Singapore

LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

Road

Engineering

Vehicle

Engineering

TRAFFIC POLICE

Enforcing

Traffic

Regulations

Road Safety

Education

NATIONAL

SAFETY COUNCIL

Publicity

Campaigns

road safety measures in singapore
Road Safety Measures in Singapore

Reactive Approach

 Proactive Approach

Collaboration and Consultation

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Reactive Approach

  • Treat locations that are prone to accidents or where
  • accidents have occurred
  • Analyze available accident data to detect any possible trends

Reactive Approach

Proactive Approach

Collaboration & Consultation

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Accident Investigation & Prevention

  • Fatal accidents reviewed
  • Identify deficiencies in road infrastructures

Proposed pedestrian crossing

Proposed centre median

BEFORE

Bishan Street 21

AFTER

Reactive Approach

Proactive Approach

Collaboration & Consultation

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Black Spot Programme (BSP)

  • Review all injury accident locations.
  • Criteria : > 15 accidents over 3 years
  • Reduce the total number or the severity of accidents
  • that occur at such locations

Reactive Approach

Proactive Approach

Collaboration & Consultation

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Installation of RAG Arrow Signals

BEFORE

AFTER

Black Spot Programme (BSP)

Tampines Avenue 1 / 4 /

Bedok Reservoir Road

Reactive Approach

Proactive Approach

Collaboration & Consultation

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Proactive Approach

  • Treat safety deficiencies of existing roads before accidents
  • occur at these locations
  • Identify any physical feature that could be altered to reduce
  • the likelihood or severity of an accident

Reactive Approach

Proactive Approach

Collaboration & Consultation

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Road Safety Audit

  • Day and night audit
  • Identify potential safety hazards for road users

Holland Road

Toa Payoh Lorong 4

Ramp Down VIG

Pedestrian railings along deep drains

Reactive Approach

Proactive Approach

Collaboration & Consultation

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Cover drains

Floodlight

Hazardous Road Location

  • Treat locations that are potentially dangerous to road users

Reactive Approach

Proactive Approach

Collaboration & Consultation

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Road Safety Project

  • Information collected from the various programs
  • Formulate new initiatives

Reactive Approach

Proactive Approach

Collaboration & Consultation

improving visibility of motorcycles
Improving visibility of motorcycles

Infrastructure EngineeringRoad Surface

Mandatory switching on headlights

Using Calcined Bauxite

Laws to make motorcycling safer

Yearly inspection by accredited boards for motorcycles aged 3years or more

pedestrians signalised pedestrian crossings
Pedestrians - Signalised Pedestrian Crossings
  • Mid-block or at junctions
  • Countdown timer (installed at signalised pedestrian crossings near schools and at busy junctions )

Commonwealth Ave West

Rochor Road

Integrated Pedestrian Crossing Signals

Signalised Pedestrian

Crossing

Push Button

footpaths tactiles and drop down kerbs
Footpaths, Tactiles and Drop down kerbs
  • Proper footpaths are provided and well-maintained to guide & encourage pedestrians to use proper crossing and/or transport facilities
  • Tactiles for the visually impaired
  • Easily accessible by the less mobile e.g. pedestrians in wheelchair, prams

Jurong East Central

Thomson Road

intelligent road studs

Dashed Pedestrian Crossing Lines

Intelligent Road Studs
  • Differentiate between the stop line and
  • pedestrian lines for better motorists’
  • compliance
  • - Deter motorists from encroaching
    • into the pedestrian crossing area
    • - Improve pedestrian safety
  • Blinking studs installed flush

to road surface to warn

right-turning vehicles of

pedestrians crossing alongside

  • Activated with green man demand

Toa Payoh Central

Stamford Road

additional warning signs markings
Additional Warning Signs/Markings

LED flashing beacons more reliable

  • Making zebra crossing more conspicuous

Clementi Road Exit to AYE (Tuas)

Kampong Java Road

Pedestrian Crossing Ahead Markings

PC signs with flashing beacons at zebra crossings

advanced warning lights awl

Motorists

Advanced Warning Lights (AWL)

Hougang Street 21

Crash Cushion

Red Amber GreenArrow (RAG)

your speed sign
“Your Speed” Sign

Traffic Calming Markings

PIE (Changi) Exit to Bedok North Road

Dairy Farm Road

gore areas improvement f lexible posts at gore area
Gore Areas Improvement – Flexible Posts at gore area

Enhanced Chevron Zone at Bus Separator

CTE (SLE) Exit to Merchant Road

AYE ( Tuas) near NUS

waveline
Waveline

Bollards at bus stops

Yellow band to

encourage commuters to

wait behind the line

Merchant Road towards CTE (AYE)

road safety collaboration
Road Safety Collaboration
  • ISO
    • An ISO-led initiatives to develop an international standard for road safety management
  • WHO
    • World Health Organisation Global Status

Report on Road Safety

    • Serves to advocate increased focus & investments on road safety

Reactive Approach

ProactiveApproach

Collaboration & Consultation

global road safety week 2007

Published 21/4/2007

Global Road Safety Week 2007
  • 21-27 April in Singapore
  • In conjunction with the 1st United
  • Nations Global Road Safety Week
  • Global Road Safety Week and
  • Road Safety Outreach 2007
  • jointly organised by
  • - Land Transport Authority
  • - Traffic Police
  • - National Safety Council
global road safety week 200729

Published 21/4/2007

Global Road Safety Week 2007
  • Events include Road Safety Conference,
  • Road Safety Exhibition, Shell Traffic
  • Games
  • Raise public awareness on road safety
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Road Safety Consultation

  • Provide consultancy in areas of road safety
  • Provide training to overseas delegates
  • Share road safety best practices

Reactive Approach

ProactiveApproach

Collaboration & Consultation