21 Nov '11, 1am

The LTA not amused by 'Press Once Can Already' pedestrian crossing prank, warns of fines

The LTA not amused by 'Press Once Can Already' pedestrian crossing prank, warns of fines

While passers-by have mixed reactions to the sticker (above), the LTA warns that individuals who are caught pasting signs or illegal advertisements can be fined $300 for the first offence. -- ST PHOTO: CHERYL FAITH WEE By Cheryl Faith Wee Some prankster may have pushed the right buttons when it comes to capturing a famously Singaporean quirk. At the pedestrian crossing in front of Rendezvous Hotel Singapore in Bras Basah Road, a button on the pedestrian crossing has been covered by a sticker which admonishes: 'Press Once Can Already' - a Singlish phrase reminding people that repeated pushing of the button in the hope that the Green Man will come on faster is futile. But the Land Transport Authority (LTA), which manages street infrastructure such as traffic lights, is not amused by the prank. It warns that individuals who are caught pasting signs or illegal advertisements o...

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