Autonomous cars might reduce or eliminate accidents altogether. But unless commuter behaviour changes, they might only worsen traffic congestion.
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Two power-assisted bicycles or e-bikes were impounded by LTA during an operation in Bedok.
Who is to blame when an autonomous car gets into an accident? Is it the car’s owner, the car’s manufacturer, or both?
With such devices easily able to reach speeds of about 20-25km/h, there are good reasons for authorities to consider a ban, say for those 12 years old and below.
There have been 38 personal mobility device (PMD) users caught riding on the roads this year, up from just 22 over the same period last year, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Monday (Jan 15).
This is one of the measures being explored to make neighbourhood roads safer for the elderly.
From Jan 15, the current $100 fine for using PMDs such as electric scooters on roads will go up, with the addition of a tiered penalty system based on the type of roads on which users ride them.
From Jan 15, personal mobility device (PMD) users caught riding on roads will face fines of up to $2000 or a jail term of three months, in addition to having their devices impounded.
Fourteen people were injured when an SMRT bus driver failed to keep a proper lookout and hit another SMRT bus, which had come to a stop at a bus stop.
Jaywalking has been identified as a common cause of fatal accidents involving elderly pedestrians, and it remains an area of concern, as revealed by the latest Traffic Police statistics.