18 Aug '11, 8am

Beeping alarms to be installed in all SAF vehicles, following 2 fatal accidents involving reversing vehicles

Beeping alarms to be installed in all SAF vehicles, following 2 fatal accidents involving reversing vehicles

Beeping alarms will be installed in all vehicles of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and will sound when they are put in reverse gear. -- ST PHOTO: DOMINIC WONG By Jermyn Chow, Defence Correspondent Beeping alarms will be installed in all vehicles of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and will sound when they are put in reverse gear, following two fatal accidents involving reversing vehicles. The device, to be in place by the first half of next year, is similar to those in public buses and is meant to warn servicemen in the vicinity of reversing military vehicles. Tender documents obtained by The Straits Times indicate that the reverse warning alarms must be fitted in some 4,000 vehicles in six months. These vehicles range from one-tonne Land Rovers to five-tonner utility trucks. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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