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SUMMARY ON PEDESTRIAN GROUND LIGHT (Draft 2)

In the article, “Floor lights helps ‘smartphone zombies’ keep eye on the road,” Tan (2017) addressed that Singaporeans tend to look down on their phones while crossing the road, Land Transport Authority (LTA) launched an initiative to counter the issue by installing ground LED lights at pedestrian crossings.

The costly LED lights were installed along places at high pedestrian volume with diverse age group. The ground lights follow the timings of the current traffic light, it also helps to gauge whether the lights are suitable for Singapore’s climate. Other countries also practice similar concept through fines and signage against phone addicts.

While installing LED lights is a good initiative by LTA, this approach will have negative consequences by increasing pedestrian’s reliance on the lights.

21 September 2017

Summary on Pedestrian Ground LED Light

In the article, “Floor lights helps ‘smartphone zombies’ keep eye on the road”, Christopher Tan (2017) addressed that Singaporeans tend to look down on their phones while crossing the road, which post a danger to themselves and the traffic. With the increase in accidents, LTA launched an initiative to counter the issue by installing ground LED lights at pedestrian crossings.
The costly LED lights were installed along places at high pedestrian volume with diverse age group. The ground lights follow the timings of the current traffic light, it also helps to gauge whether the lights are suitable for Singapore’s climate. Other countries also practice similar concept through fines and signage against phone addicts.

Formal Self-Introduction email

Dear Professor Blackstone
My name is Poh Shi Lei and I am writing to formally introduce myself as a student in your Effective Communication class. After graduating from Temasek Polytechnic with a diploma in green building and sustainability, I made the decision to further my studies in sustainable infrastructure engineering (building services) offered by Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). The Singapore government’s initiative to transform the little island into a clean and green city has made me strongly believe that the programme I am pursuing is greatly beneficial to the sustainable building industries.
Aside from the hectic life in SIT, travelling keeps me motivated and ambitious. Travelling has made me appreciate different cultures and traditions. More importantly, I am able explore different places and meet new people around the world. Hence, communication allows me to stay connected with the world and build my professional and social networks.
Throughout my education, I had t…