WE REFER to Mr Raymund Koh Joo Guan's letter ("Install CCTVs at these 3 hot spots to curb illegal parking"; Forum Online, March 22).
As part of our ongoing effort to use technology to deter illegal parking and improve traffic conditions, the Land Transport Authority will progressively install closed-circuit television cameras at 30 locations islandwide from the second quarter of this year. These cameras will be installed at public roads where illegal parking is rife throughout the day.
Based on our observations, traffic flows near Maris Stella High School, Raffles Girls' Primary School and Singapore Chinese Girls' School tend to be heavier only during the morning and afternoon school peak hours.
In such cases, we will work with the schools' management to advise parents picking up and dropping off their children to be considerate to other road users and to heed the traffic rules.
We understand that the three schools also communicate regularly with parents through meet-ups, letters and e-mail messages.
We will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the cameras after implementation and review the need for expansion to other areas.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations and Public Education
Land Transport Authority