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LTA enlists help of TF soldiers

August 5, 2012 5:02 am

The Land Transport Authority has roped in Territorial Forces or reserve soldiers to train as Road marshalls.

This is part of the authority’s effort to enhance road safety.

Authority spokesperson Alfred Wiliame says the road marshalls will enforce discipline on drivers.

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“This will make us more effective in enforcing road safety rules and this is a positive step forward. The purpose of road Marshalls is to be our eyes and ears on the roads in disseminating information.”

Wiliame says the road marshalls will not issue finesbut the presence and awareness will be a wakeup call to habitual offenders.

“Their disciplined back ground will greatly assist us in enforcement strategies as we aim to reduce the number of road offenders, bad behavior and attitudes of some drivers.”

The Authority aims to recruit five thousand marshalls by the end of the year.

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