Peak Road markings under review

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 July, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 July, 2001, 12:00am

Regarding the letter 'Who should give way?' (South China Morning Post, July 9) from B. Park about the new road markings on Peak Road. The 'give way' road marking at the near-side lane of Peak Road downhill (near Coombe Road) has been painted recently in response to a complaint. If a large vehicle is waiting at the off side lane of Peak Road downhill, it will block the left view of the driver waiting at the eastern arm of Peak Road for a right turn to Magazine Gap Road downhill. There may be a chance of collision if vehicles travelling from Peak Road downhill at the nearside lane have no intention of slowing down and drivers are not aware of a vehicle coming out from the eastern arm of Peak Road.

Nonetheless, we have noticed that motorists who get used to the original markings may have reservations on these new markings. Hence, the Transport Department will review the situation and decide whether the markings should be erased.

C. C. LI

for Commissioner for Transport