Sunday, 6 May 2018

Forum: Install countdown timers at all traffic junctions

Traffic light with timer in China, Hainan

The Land Transport Authority's plan to allow turning only on green arrows at junctions should be implemented expeditiously, so that further accidents can be avoided (Plan to allow turns only on green arrow at junctions; April 27).

In addition to this, the LTA could perhaps consider adding digital numeric countdown timers to all traffic lights, especially those at large junctions.

This digital countdown will give motorists a better idea of when the lights ahead of them will change. This will make their judgment better when they approach traffic junctions.

I have seen such timers at traffic lights in countries like China.

At home, the countdown timers at pedestrian crossings have worked well for pedestrian safety.

I am sure they can do the same for vehicles, and enhance road safety.

Andrew Seow Chwee Guan


Batch of Frezfrut Natural Goodness Kaya recalled over pest droppings

Source: channelnewsasia

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Saturday (May 5) said the importer of Frezfrut Natural Goodness Kaya has recalled a batch following a contamination scare.

“AVA worked with the importer to investigate, and found that the bottle may have been contaminated with pest droppings during the manufacturing process,” it said.

“As a precautionary measure, the importer has voluntarily recalled the specific batch of Frezfrut Natural Goodness Kaya. The recall is ongoing.”

The affected batch, according to AVA, has a Use By Date of Feb 5, 2020.

Consumers who have purchased the affected product are advised not to consume it, said AVA.

Asbestos found around lagoon, beach areas on Kusu Island

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Pieces of debris containing asbestos have been discovered around the lagoon and beach areas on Kusu Island, the Singapore Land Authority said on Friday (May 4).

Public access to the affected areas have been cordoned off and will remain closed until removal works are completed, SLA said, adding that it aims to do this by October, 2018.

Asbestos was not detected at the Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong) temple, wishing well, tortoise sanctuary, temporary hawker centre, and jetty. These areas will remain open to visitors.

The regular scheduled daily ferry services to Kusu Island will also continue.

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