SINGAPORE: The Tampines traffic junction where two people were killed after a multi-vehicle accident was designed in accordance with international safety standards, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Amy Khor on Tuesday (May 7). 

The junction of Tampines Avenue 1 and Avenue 4 includes sufficient line of sight for road users to see each other clearly, and appropriate road kerbs, lane and arrow markings installed conspicuously, said Dr Khor in parliament. 

She was responding to questions from Members of Parliament (MPs) about safety at the traffic junction. 

The road accident on Apr 22 led to the deaths of 17-year-old Temasek Junior College student Afifah Munirah Muhammad Azril and 57-year-old Norzihan Juwahib, a pest control company employee. 

Six others were injured, including 42-year-old Muhammad Syafie Ismail, who was charged with four offences, including dangerous driving causing death.

Mr Gerald Giam (WP-Aljunied) asked if there are plans to build more underground walkways so that pedestrians have safer alternatives than to cross busy junctions.  

Dr Khor said that the ministry has not received feedback on safety issues at the Tampines junction.

“Between 2019 to 2023, there were also no accidents with serious injuries or fatalities at that junction,” she said. 

“We have also reviewed the junction after the accident and we do not think that there is need to further enhance or implement measures to enhance safety at that junction.”

However, she said that pending police investigations into the accident, there will be a review of whether further measures have to be implemented to enhance road safety. 


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