6 Jun 2012, 4.01PM
The recent spate of Ferrari accidents at the Rochor Road-Victoria Street Junction caused a stir among contributors on REACH platforms, who urge the authorities to impose extra safety measures at the fateful spot.
Following the accidents, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) conducted checks at the site and found it to be safe
. Checks were carried out at night after the accident occurred and also during the day.
On 29th May, LTA announced that it will ‘synchronise the green phase’ of the pedestrian crossing signals and the Victoria Street signal lights so that both will be green simultaneously. It also explained that it will reinstate overhead traffic signals in the area once construction works for the Downtown Line’s Bugis station are completed next year.
The only trade-off was that installing the overhead lights would result in the narrowing of the pedestrian path at Rocher Road until full road reinstatement works, which will only take place after the completion of Downtown line.
In both announcements, LTA emphasised the importance of safe driving.