Investigating traffic light suggestion
I refer to the letter from Marian Schneps' headlined, 'Poor visibility for motorists' (South China Morning Post, March 18).
The Transport Department shares Ms Schneps' view that visibility is crucial for the safety of motorists as well as pedestrians.
At present, the visibility on Garden Road is slightly obstructed by the hoarding erected to facilitate the re-development of the property at the corner of Garden Road and Queen's Road Central junction.
We are pleased to inform Ms Schneps that her suggestion to bring back the traffic light will be investigated together with other possible measures. In the meantime, we shall install warning signs to alert motorists of the signals ahead.
Regarding the traffic light located on the northbound section of Canal Road Flyover (from Aberdeen Tunnel) at its merging point with the up-ramp traffic from Morrison Hill Road, there are two sets of warning signs along the flyover after the tunnel to warn motorists of the signal light at 100 metres and 50 m ahead respectively. The traffic light is of standard size and is commonly used in the SAR.
Nevertheless, we will request the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department to check the site condition and see if larger traffic signal heads and higher-intensity type of signals could be used.
W. K. LI for the Commissioner for Transport