Put police cameras at road intersections

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 March, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 March, 2002, 12:00am

I have no objections to the installation of cameras to track movements of pedestrians ('Cameras to watch Lan Kwai Fong', South China Morning Post, February 19), as long as there are not other more urgent needs for cameras.

If the police have money to spend on cameras, couldn't they be installed at road intersections where there are pedestrian traffic lights? Then, when a bus straddles itself across a pedestrian crossing and the light turns green for the pedestrians to cross, the camera can identify the licence plate number and time and day of the offending bus.

There is an epidemic of this type of bus driving behaviour at the Tin Lok Lane and Hennessy Road intersection in Wan Chai.

I saw an old lady trying to cross when the green walk light was illuminated. She had to walk a loop around a bus, only for the lights to change and the bus to drive off, leaving her stranded with cars accelerating towards her.

What comes first - matters of security or matters of life and death?



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