Public education no longer effective

Public education no longer effective
Cluttered corridors of HDB flats on seventh floor of Blk 5, Haig Road.

I agree with Mr Toh Cheng Seong ("Fine those who continue to clutter up common corridors"; Monday).

With the lax approach and lack of enforcement by the authorities, it is evident that education is no longer effective where Singapore residents are concerned.

Besides those who clutter common corridors, one can easily find recalcitrant litterbugs, smokers who puff away in prohibited areas without consideration for others, motorists who ignore the yellow box, cyclists and motorcyclists who ride on footpaths, and drivers who pay no heed to the direction of traffic flow in carparks.

The list can go on and on. Return your tray campaign, keep toilets clean campaign, keep Singapore clean and green campaign, courtesy campaign - all have failed.

What we need is a big stick. More surveillance cameras should be installed, and random checks must be conducted - with heavy fines for offenders.

This is the only way to get Singapore residents to respect the rules.

Ng Suan Eng (Ms)

This article was first published on November 15, 2014.
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