LTA: What a lot of bull

With Singapore’s ageing population, roads and paths in residential towns must be updated to reflect the needs of seniors who may have difficulty traversing the streets, LTA said in its report.

To this end, it has committed to complete road safety installations at 50 mature estates, or “Silver Zones”, by 2023.

These safety installations include narrower roads, speed humps and two-stage crossing that allow people to pause safely in the middle of the street crossing.

Today

If the PAP govt were really conerned about the safety of us senior citizens, it should ban electric scooters from pavements. They can kill or injure badly because they are heavy metal “monsters” designed for speed.

They are banned in the UK, France and in Madrid, all first world places.

 

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26 Responses to “LTA: What a lot of bull”

  • Emerald Isle:

    The roads leading to Blk 116, Bukit Merah were purposely narrowed with islands and plants to stop drivers from waiting at the kerbside to fetch their elder parents.

    This is a load of BS by lta………small mindedness led by an equally small minded minister from Emerald Isle.

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  • HarderTruths:

    Most older people – myself included – are scared to even walk on the footpath because this is more dangerous than the road.

    You can get killed by not just mobility vehicles but actual motorbikes ridden by FT at speeds faster than cars travel.

    Police (another name for PSLE dropouts) are only seen in air-conditioned offices and never care to come out – that would mean the have to do real work. Of course as long as they vote with 70% there is no problem for them to continue being useless.

    $G locals must prepare to die as a reward for voting pappies.

    Do not forget to make a legal will before leaving your house the next time. Otherwise it might be too late.

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  • oxygen:

    BAN THAT BLOODY PMDs and motorized traffic from pedestrain pavements! How many more elderly and children at risk must be harmed before THE DESICCATED COCONUTS within PAPpypolitics wake up.

    IT IS GOING TO GET A LOT WORST as PAPpypolitics flood in foreigners adding to congested traffic on road and off-roads on pedestrain walkways.

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  • Too clever nothing else to do:

    There are already too many huge humps on the roads and they have gotten narrower in many estates. Really haven’t found old folks having problems crossing roads – I just watch out for people and stop for them. In fact too many very old grannies and grandpas are having to cross too many roads on their way to and from cheap-pay workplaces!

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  • vincent tan:

    you accurately Hit the Nail into the numb-skull PAP head !
    ya E-scooters ,E-bikes and most PMDs are very anti social
    devices.
    the old , the young , the womenfolk and most weaker segments
    of society are potentially at bodily harm ways …..
    why allow these nonsensical devices to lord the pathways!
    law abidding pedestrians, wheelchairers, children-on-prams have to
    GiveWay to all these unrulely PMDers!!!

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  • Bad Boy:

    Lately theres news of some corner unit corridor having so many plants , resulting thick growth like jungle.

    It is said that corridor need to maintain a width of 1.2 m .

    If so shouldnt all the pavements or pedestrian lanes ( to share with bicycles, PMDs ) be widen to at
    least 2.4 m or more.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    “If the PAP govt were really concerned about the safety of us senior citizens, it should ban electric scooters from pavements.”

    or, provide each senior with motorised wheelchair complete with free charging facilities.

    This could save on the cost of modifying the roads.

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  • Almost A Victim:

    So they put PMD riders on footpaths at the expense of the safety of pedestrians. If anything, they should only ride on the roads. Period.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    OK Ci…sound post on the govt BS… the scooter is really a Hazard and so is the motorised wheelchair bar the handicapped using it…I sometimes wonder if those using are truly handicapped or exploiting its usage

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  • Haigen-Diaz:

    Not forgetting the toddlers in prams, children accompanied by their grans.

    Cynical Investor:
    If the PAP govt were really concerned about the safety of us senior citizens, it should ban electric scooters from pavements. They can kill or injure badly because they are heavy metal “monsters” designed for speed.

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  • TruBlu:

    Can the G be anymore stupid than to CREATE MORE SAFETY HAZARDS FOR PEDESTRIANS IN AN AGING POPULATION scenario?

    Mind you, our foothpaths are only 5 FOOT MOSTLY?

    LTA IS THE WORST OF GOVT AGENCIES, IT IS NOT ONLY STUPID, IT IS ARROGANT N DOES NOT APPLY THE LAW N RULES CONSISTENTLY.
    If you have CONNECTIONS, you can even RESERVE PUBLIC SPACES WITH SEMBCORP BINS FOR USE AS PRIVATE CARPARK LOTS.

    IS SEMBCORP LIABLE TO BE FINED FOR ALLOWING ITS BIG GARBAGE BINS TO BE USED TO RESERVE PUBLIC SPACES FOR PARKING ILLEGALLY N CAUSING OBSTRUCTIONS TO OTHER ROAD-USERS, vehicles n pedestrians alike?

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  • Asd:

    Stop wasting people’s on unproductive things for others to profit.

    What’s the point to spend aimlessly and tax more and more.

    Look at the handicap ramp here and there what’s the usage by handicapped person might as well just give the money to the handicaps.

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  • Scooters nuisance:

    yup….most irritating invention of the millennium.
    Some even have the cheek to install horn and blare pedestrians from behind.

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  • Dismount At Bus Stop:

    For heaven sake can LTA pass a law to ask PMD such as E Scooter, Electric Bicycle and other PMD to dismount and push their PMD at Bus Stop before somebody get killed.

    It is very dangerous when the bus is approaching the bus stop and passengers are focusing on the oncoming bus and not paying attention to the oncoming PMD.

    Its no point for PMD to ring the bell or horn as the passengers are rushing to board the bus. One of these days a fatal accident will occur and its too late to pass a law then.

    LTA, for fiack sake, please ANTICIPATE and not react only when there is a fatal accident.

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  • I'm Halimah also jiak liao bee:

    Whose hare brained idea is that to narrow those roads in built up areas ???
    All you need is a breakdown or an accident and the whole road is jammed and impassable to all traffic.
    All these book smart scholar retards are just seen to be doing something to justify their million $$ pay checks.

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  • HDB flats depreciate to ZERO:

    Another good reason for regime change.

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  • Perspective:

    PMD should only be permitted for those who are medically certified with mobility issue. Also, public buses and trains are too crowded to have wheel-chairs on board. LTA should consider introducing a lift system of vans for the physically-disabled so that they can be picked up and dropped off at their destinations by pre-arranged booking for a standard fare comparable to bus or train rides. There will be more mobility issues with a growing aging- population. It is physically challenging for the old and disabled to keep up in a fast-moving and crowded city. A first world country takes care of its handicapped and disabled.

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  • rukidding:

    Ask youself………after 29 years since implementation of the COE,…did we really “controlled our car population” and “reduced congestion” ???

    From $3,000 COE since first implementation…its gone to as high as $100k or more .

    What about HDB ???

    From $70k its gone to $500k ???…and someone from the Ministry now tells you it will become ZERO at 99 years ???

    Gheez….we Sillyporeans are REALLY SILLY indeed !

    Voting those Pimps and prostitutes (P.a.p.) and NOT EXPECTING to be “screwed” ????

    Some even say thank you to those Pimps and prostituted (P.a.p.) after being “screwed” by them… year in year out and now even another 5 years ???

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  • Big Flop:

    They come up with this stupid idea because they have failed in their transportation policy of curbing more cars on the roads.
    So they implement this under the guise of car-lite society.
    What a shame with some victims seriously injured. How many cases go unreported? Your guesss is as good as mine.

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  • HarderTruths:

    Dismount At Bus Stop: For heaven sake can LTA pass a law to ask PMD such as E Scooter, Electric Bicycle and other PMD to dismount and push their PMD at Bus Stop before somebody get killed.

    One woman already in coma after being hit by one of these. The ‘driver’ was let off with a ‘probation’ and community service. Do not know if she is dead or not since then. Might as well be.

    https://stomp.straitstimes.com/singapore-seen/53-year-old-woman-hit-by-e-scooter-in-pasir-ris-on-the-road-to-recovery

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  • oxygen:

    WHO IS PAYING FOR THE TENS, maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars for hospitalisation costs and future rehabilitation of the badly injured?

    CI: If the PAP govt were really concerned about the safety of us senior citizens, it should ban electric scooters from pavements. They can kill or injure badly because they are heavy metal “monsters” designed for speed.

    Which PAPpy minister or MP stepping forward to fill the financial burden, forget the pain of injured caused?

    PAPpypolitics should wake up their farking idea now.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Harder Truths

    IT CAN ONLY GET WORST from this point of escalating accident risks on congested traffic on all pedestrain pavement.

    With rising foreign population influx, public transports on road and rail infrastructure will discover increasing capacity inadequacy such that more buses cannot be put onto the road besides other private vehicular passenger transports need.

    Roadways width cannot be expanded given existing building structures and drainage system in place. There isn’t enough parking space for buses after hours, not enough gaps between existing bus-stops to accommodate bus bays for additional stops. Car population will inevitably increase with population pressures as public transports get increasingly inaccessible and expensive to operate.

    MORE AND MORE WILL BE FORCED TO USED PMDs, e-scooters, motorised bikes and these will invade the pedestrain space because the road use of these mode of transport is very dangerous to its users. That is why PMDs can’t be allowed onto the roads now.

    In congested traffic on pedestrain pavements, it is EACH MAN OR WOMAN FOR HIMSELF/HERSELF, pregnant women with todlers in tow, elderly and incapacited and school children can bet their lives any moment they step out of their homes.

    WHAT MAKES IT DISGUSTINGLY UNACCEPTABLE IS THAT PAPpypolitics/PAPpynomic’s Population Recycling Economics is an UTTER MONUMENTAL FAILURE of its intended economic objectives. Successive economics restructuring committee have warned against its reliance on foreign labor to support the sinking economy is UNSUSTAINABLE but PAPpys continue to ignore these warnings to our detriment and suffering of its failures.

    Yet 70% of the dumbfarked Ah Lians, Ah Huays and Ah Sengs refused to vote the PAPpys out in 2015. They deserves what they got now.

    HarderTruths: One woman already in coma after being hit by one of these. The ‘driver’ was let off with a ‘probation’ and community service. Do not know if she is dead or not since then. Might as well be.

    https://stomp.straitstimes.com/singapore-seen/53-year-old-woman-hit-by-e-scooter-in-pasir-ris-on-the-road-to-recovery

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  • LTA ass:

    LTA is simply a useless wayang, talk big assH*** govt agency…

    LTA encourages local citizens to take public transport/buses, but in Buangkok Crescent, residents there are pissed off with public transport there.

    More than 500 residents living in that area, yet ther’s only 1 sbs bus service !!
    Woest still, that bus terminates at Hougang interchange.

    What a joke when residents living in BuangkokCrescenr, has no direct bus service at all to the nearst Buangkok Mrt station. Thats why mist residents there are mad with that useful wayang LTA.

    Reflects really poor planning & coordibation between Hdb & LTA & rest of othr agencies!

    LTA only talk big , put on wayang show, thats their role & vision. PERIOD.

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  • LTA ass:

    Typo…

    Should read as “Thats why most residents there, are mad with that useless ”

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  • Darth Vader:

    Please don’t insult PSLE dropouts. Don’t you mean those who failed kindergarten?

    HarderTruths:
    Most older people – myself included – are scared to even walk on the footpath because this is more dangerous than the road.

    You can get killed by not just mobility vehicles but actual motorbikes ridden by FT at speeds faster than cars travel.

    Police (another name for PSLE dropouts) are only seen in air-conditioned offices and never care to come out – that would mean the have to do real work. Of course as long as they vote with 70% there is no problem for them to continue being useless.

    $G locals must prepare to die as a reward for voting pappies.

    Do not forget to make a legal will before leaving your house the next time. Otherwise it might be too late.

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  • TruBlu:

    Ho Jinx cant even handle her PMD in her own home?

    With more like her on our FOOTways, expect more accidents and SOCIAL DISHARMONY owing to inconsiderate PMD-USERS.

    So,who have RIGHTS ON PEDESTRIAN FOOTWAYS IN SIN CITY?
    PMD-USERS OR PEDESTRIANS?

    All i can say is that the gahmen who seldom use the narrow footways do not fully understand nor care about the SAFETY HAZARDS.

    CAN WE STILL HAVE *LEISURE WALKS* ON OUR WALKways?

    Our ministers are either stupid beyond hope or they couldnt care if ah mah or ah kong get knocked while WALKing on WALKways???

    Fark you very much,daft PAPies.

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