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Give way to buses at 15 more bus bays
It is a traffic offence if motorists do not give way to buses exiting from such bus bays.
Tue, Dec 22, 2009
From Dec 25, the Mandatory Give Way to Buses Scheme will be extended to 15 more bus bays.
They will occur along Pasir Ris Street 1, Canberra Road and Woodlands Avenue 5. With this extension, the scheme will now be implemented at 41 bus-bays island wide.
A spokesperson for the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said the extension is in line with objectives to speed up bus travel.
Results from the earlier pilot scheme have shown improved overall bus speeds. The scheme was effective in reducing the amount of time buses spend trying to exit from bus bays.
Buses are now able to exit the bus bays faster with a time reduction of up to 73% in some cases. Bus journey times have also improved by up to 7%.
The LTA will continue to review and identify more suitable locations so that the scheme can be extended to more locations to benefit more commuters.
Prior to implementation, signs will be put up along affected locations to remind motorists they need to give way to buses exiting bus bays.
It is a traffic offence if motorists do not give way to buses exiting from bus bays where the road markings are drawn or if they stay in the yellow box marked "Give Way to Buses". The penalty for each offence is a fine of $130.