Driver in Tampines accident released on bail and driving licence suspended/

Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC, Baey Yam Keng, has proposed to make it mandatory for heavy vehicles to stay off residential areas with high pedestrian traffic. 

Mr Baey had earlier suggested re-routing heavy vehicles so that they avoid areas near schools or busy walkways following the tragic accident which took place in Tampines on Monday. 

Two brothers, aged seven and 13, died after their bicycle was hit by a cement truck at the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Tampines Street 45. 

Mr Baey has also called for a review of the traffic management at the Tampines junction where the two boys were killed. 

He asked the Traffic Police for a report on the frequency of accidents there. 

He said three accidents have been recorded at the junction since 2009, including the one on Monday. 

Mr Baey stressed the need to ascertain the cause of the accident before the problem can be addressed.