We refer to Mr Tan Kok Tim’s letter ‘A cheaper alternative to CCTVs to deter illegal parking’ (TODAY, 22 March 2013).
In addition to regular patrols by our enforcement team and the use of CCTVs to deter illegal parking and improve traffic conditions, the use of fixed concrete blocks can only be considered on undivided two-way, two-lane roads (that is, one lane each way) to make it unattractive for vehicles to park along these single lanes. This is because with the blocks in place, the lane must still be wide enough for emergency vehicles to pass through.
Pliable yellow-and black rubber poles are normally used to highlight the presence of a physical structure such as a centre divider or traffic island on the road. For safety reasons, the use of these poles on the carriageway itself to deter illegal parking is not recommended as vehicles may knock them down easily and the loose pole/parts may pose a hazard for motorcyclists.
We thank Mr Tan for the opportunity to explain how the different traffic measures are used.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations and Public Education
Land Transport Authority