The Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) sai that they have introduced continuous double white lines along the viaduct leading towards the Woodlands Checkpoint.
They worked with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to address the problem of drivers using the motorcycle lane to cut queues of other cars, and have also installed enforcement cameras to make sure drivers follow the rules.
Drivers who cross the lines and use the motorcycle lane to cut queues will be fined $150 and received 4 demerit points.
CONTINUOUS DOUBLE WHITE LINES ALONG VIADUCT LEADING TO WOODLANDS CHECKPOINT
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. Such inconsiderate acts add on to the congestion at the checkpoint and consequently increase travel time for travellers.
To address this issue, ICA collaborated with the Land Transport Authority to demarcate the two lanes at the viaduct with continuous Double White Lines (DWL). With the DWL, it would be a traffic violation for cars to cross these lines (i.e. use the motorcycle lane and then queue cut to the car lane). Enforcement cameras have been installed along the viaduct to identify cars that have violated traffic rules. Violators will be liable to a composition fine of $150/- and four demerit points.
With heavy traffic expected in the lead-up to and during the upcoming Qing Ming festival and the Good Friday long weekend, motorists are reminded to follow traffic rules, maintain lane discipline and comply with checkpoint officers’ instructions.
Previous statement on road works
Lane closure along viaduct leading to Woodlands Checkpoint
One out of the two lanes along the viaduct leading into the departure zones of Woodlands Checkpoint will be closed for road marking works.
The lane will be closed from 3 Apr to 5 Apr, between 9:30am and 4:30pm. During the closure, cars can still access the viaduct via the motorcycle lane or through Woodlands Crossing, using exit 10B of the BKE.
Motorists are advised to exercise caution when driving through the viaduct. Please follow ICA’s Facebook page for updates.