Updated: 08/04/2014 22:32

Silver Zones to Make Roads Safer for the Elderly

Silver Zones to Make Roads Safer for the Elderly

The Land Transport Authority, LTA, will install new road safety features at selected locations in five residential estates from this month, as part of the Silver Zone pilot programme to make roads safer for senior pedestrians. 

They'll be installed in Bedok, Bukit Merah, Jurong West, Marine Parade and Yishun - estates with a large population of seniors and a relatively high accident rate involving seniors. 

Some of the upcoming improvements include special road signs and markings to demarcate the Silver Zones, as well as measures to slow down traffic and enable motorists to keep a better look-out for pedestrians. 

These measures include pinch points to create a road narrowing effect, chicanes to create curves along straight roads, as well road humps and centre dividers to create two-stage crossings. 

LTA says the speed limit on these roads will be reduced to 40 kilometres per hour where possible.

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