Mandatory speed limiters, rain covers on lorries for workers but rear seatbelts ‘not feasible’_ MOT – CNA – 9 Mar 2022

Speed limiters and rain covers will be made mandatory for lorries ferrying workers in a bid to improve their safety, Minister of State Amy Khor said on Wednesday (Mar 9).

“To protect lives and livelihoods, we need to take a balanced approach and make changes that are sustainable,” said Dr Khor during the Transport Ministry’s Committee of Supply debate.

“Many small and medium enterprises, especially in the specialist trade, shared with us the constraints they face – they may need to transport a small crew with bulky equipment to several different locations in a single day.

“It will be operationally challenging and inefficient for them to use buses for workers, and separately transport their equipment in lorries,” she said.