Friday, June 18, 2010
Elderly Challenge - Observation 1
While crossing the road at traffic light junctions, i noticed that some of the elderly have problems walking or they walk very slowly due to old age or some medical reasons. This is a problem as the green man may not be long enough for the elderly to cross over to the other side. Some of the road junctions are very long and the elderly may even be carrying some some heavy plastic bags. As a result, they will not walk across in time and it may result in accidents. Some cars who are in a rush will see the green light, speed across the road and may not be able to brake in time. I recommend that the LTA extend the time of the green man in busy areas or when the road is wider.