You can’t miss the signs.
Rendered in bright blue and highlighter yellow, motorists turning into Jurong West Street 52 Silver Zone will note that they’re entering a ‘special zone’ where they’re required to slow down and pay extra attention to their surroundings.
Enter the Silver Zone, a stretch with enhanced road safety features that cater to all pedestrians, especially elderly pedestrians and the less mobile. Other traffic calming and safety measures include prominent road markings, chicanes and wider centre road dividers.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) aims to create 50 Silver Zones by 2025 in estates with a high proportion of senior residents and relatively higher accident rates involving seniors.
Thanks to the implementation of these elderly-friendly zones, the number of road accidents involving senior pedestrians has dropped by about 80% in completed Silver Zones since the concept was launched in 2014.
Just what makes these zones road safety havens?
Let’s check out their unique features!