Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Vehicles parked illegally at and near Bus Stop or Lane

Every Friday, those roads (Siglap Link and nearby) and bus stops/lanes outside Victoria School are full of illegally parked and dangerously parked vehicles. You may find cars, private buses parked at bus lane or bus stop outside the Victoria School; also motorbikes parked on the grass patch and pedestrian footpath; some vehicles were also parking on the grass patch.

The LTA spent so much money to send drivers and motorists colorful and beautiful brochures on the Bus Lane Scheme in Mar/April 2007, but are these being enforced on all the bus lanes? These illegal parkings are committed every Friday not once a year where we can just give and take - I repeat every Friday. And these are just outside the School, in a school zone! Safety should not be compromised. The relevant authority should regulate on all illegal parkings outside all places of worship like churches, temples, mosques, etc. to ensure safety of the pedestrians and other road users.

Let me show you a series of photos and videos of the offenses committed below;

Photo 2 Below;
Taken on 17 Aug 2007, 1.49pm
Location : Outside Victoria School Bus Stop

Note : After the 1 April 2007 Bus Lane rule implementation.

And below is the Video 1 showing the vehicles including private buses parked near the bus stop and bus lane;

After U turn, the whole stretch of road (outside the Mosque) is full of illegally parked vehicles on Double Yellow Lines, Motorbikes on pedestrian footpath and Jay Walkers. You may see the Video 2 below;

Below you can see 2 taxis parked at the bus lane at the bus stop opposite to Victoria School;
Date : 17 Aug 2007, 1.51pm

After the Bus Stop, you can see those vehicles parked illegally on the grass patch;

Here is the photo;
Date : 17 Aug 2007, 1.53pm

Photo 1 Below;
Taken on 23 Mar 2007, 1.45pm
Location : Outside Victoria School Bus Stop

Note : This was before the new bus lane rule implemented on 1 April 2007.


Mockingbird said...

Actually the grass patch beside the road is a convenient place for the drivers, who need to either pick up or drop their kids outside the school, to wait in their cars. Afterall, if they waited along on the double yellow lines, they would be causing more obstruction to other vehicles using that road. Just my 2 cents :p

Mockingbird said...

But waiting inside the bus bay is simply way too much! This bus stop is meant for buses, not cars, to stop, pick up and let passengers alight :p