Poor visibility for motorists

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 March, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 March, 1998, 12:00am

In the light of the traffic accident on Garden Road, on March 13, in which a young woman was killed, I urge the relevant government department to look into improving visibility, for motorists, at that particular set of traffic lights.

At this intersection, Garden Road curves significantly and, in effect, the traffic lights are not visible until the very last moment to the approaching driver travelling down Garden Road.

This traffic light should be brought back, in order to improve its visibility.

Another dangerous area is on the flyover from Aberdeen tunnel, by Happy Valley Racecourse, where a ramp brings local traffic to join the cars coming from Aberdeen. The traffic lights at that point are too small.

Here, too, the visibility of these sets of traffic lights must be improved.

A larger size of light is needed, so that drivers coming out of the tunnel will be warned earlier that a traffic light is ahead.

I saw a truck rushing through that red light. Fortunately, there was no accident, because there was no car in its path.

I was lucky to be a split second late coming up the ramp with a green light in my favour.

The community in Hong Kong deserves better service from both the Highways Department and traffic police.