Working closely with the vehicle recovery service crew, a team of LTA Traffic Marshals (who are Auxiliary Police Officers) carry out On-Scene Management duties like traffic control and evidence preservation for accidents involving minor injuries. This is to improve on the accident clearance time, especially for minor accidents. The Traffic Police (TP) will continue to handle all accidents involving injuries and fatalities as well as enforce traffic offences.
Keeping other motorists informed
Motorists are informed of the traffic condition so that they can drive more carefully as they approach the incident site or choose another route. Electronic signboards along the expressways and adjacent major roads display messages on the traffic situation ahead. Traffic information is also sent to TrafficWatch (MediaCorp Radio) for broadcast, and disseminated on OneMotoring Traffic News (hyperlink to Traffic News page), MyTransport.sg mobile app and LTATrafficNews Twitter platform.
Enhancement of EMAS
Since Nov 2014, motorists have been able to obtain real-time traffic updates via both textual messages and simple graphics display up to seven colours, i.e. green, red, blue, cyan, purple, yellow and white, on the enhanced electronic signboards (also known as Variable Message Signs or VMS) along the following expressways:
• Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE)
• Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE)
• Central Expressway (CTE)
• East Coast Parkway (ECP)
• Kranji Expressway (KJE)
• Pan Island Expressway (PIE)
• Seletar Expressway (SLE)
• Tampines Expressway (TPE)
In-addition, colour-coded travel time information are displayed on the enhanced electronic signboards located prior to entry and along the above expressways. The enhancement of the signboards improves the readability of the messages and allows motorists to make better informed travel decisions through graphical and colour representations.
The enhanced electronic signboards are part of the overall upgrading work for the entire EMAS on the expressway network that LTA is undertaking. The signboards along the expressways have been enhanced and the entire enhancement project has been completed.
Expanding coverage to Arterial Roads
Besides upgrading the existing EMAS signs on expressways, LTA has extended the EMAS scheme to ten major arterial road corridorsThe extension of the EMAS coverage to major arterial road corridors brings about better information dissemination and, consequently, better traffic flow on the road network island-wide.
Understanding graphical EMAS messages and colour coded travel time
Traffic Incidents on Expressways
EMAS VRS Brochure
List of major arterial road corridors with EMAS