The Land Transport Authority has introduced closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at 30 locations as part of efforts to deter and reduce illegal parking ("Illegal parking: Enforcement vital" by Mr Benson Tan; Dec 24).
These cameras operate 24 hours daily and help to enforce parking rules along roads that see obstruction caused by indiscriminately parked vehicles.
Since we introduced the CCTVs at these locations last year, we have observed fewer cases of indiscriminately parked vehicles and a significant improvement in traffic conditions. We are expanding the use of CCTV cameras to 40 more locations in the first quarter of this year.
To alert motorists to the presence of enforcement cameras, CCTV monitoring zones are clearly demarcated by parking restriction lines and signs. Available lamp-posts and signposts within the zones are also painted with a vertical strip in bright orange colour.
In summary, while we work hard to deter motorists from parking illegally through education and a host of measures, eradicating illegal parking depends on motorists following the law and respecting other road users.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations
Land Transport Authority
This article was first published on Jan 10, 2015.
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