SINGAPORE — Continuous double white lines will now demarcate the vehicle lanes leading into Woodlands Checkpoint, in a bid to deter drivers from skipping queues during immigration clearance.
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced on Tuesday (4 April) that the double white lines on the viaduct will separate the motorcycle lane from the car lane.
Since it is a traffic violation for drivers to switch lanes with double white lines, ICA hopes it can deter cars from using the motorcycle lane to bypass the long queue at the car lane waiting for immigration clearance.
Enforcement cameras have been installed along the viaduct, and offenders caught on camera would face a fine of $150 and four demerit points.
"ICA has observed drivers using the motorcycle lane to cut the queue of cars waiting along the viaduct to enter Woodlands Checkpoint for immigration clearance," it said in a Facebook post.
"Such inconsiderate acts add on to the congestion at the checkpoint and consequently increase travel time for travellers."
One lane closed for road marking works leading to Woodlands Checkpoint
To facilitate road-marking works by the Land Transport Authority, ICA has closed one of the lanes until Wednesday.
The implementation of these measures comes at a crucial time, as heavy traffic is expected in the lead-up to Wednesday's Qing Ming Festival and the upcoming Good Friday long weekend.
ICA has reminded motorists to adhere to traffic rules, maintain lane discipline, and comply with checkpoint officers' instructions to ensure smooth and safe travel during this period.
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