We refer to Mr David Lim Yoke Peng’s letter “Dangerous traffic lights at Toa Payoh junction”, (ST Online, 19 Aug).
Generally, pedestrian crossings – both signalised and zebra crossings – are implemented within slip roads to help pedestrian cross safely. After the pedestrian crossing, a few metres away, give way lines and signs are placed at the intersection between the slip road and the main road to alert drivers to check for oncoming traffic from the right before they join the main road.
In Mr Lim’s case, the green traffic signal is for the pedestrian crossing within the left turn slip road from Toa Payoh East to Lorong 6 Toa Payoh and alerts motorists to stop when pedestrians have the right of way. However, after clearing the pedestrian crossing, traffic from the slip road must give way to oncoming traffic from the main road . Hence, after clearing the pedestrian crossing, Mr Lim should slow down to check for on-coming traffic from his right and give way if necessary, before he enters the main road.
Based on our site checks, the pedestrian crossing and the give-way line are clearly defined along the slip road for motorists to make the judgement.
We thank Mr Lim for his feedback.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations
Land Transport Authority