PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 25 February, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 25 February, 2003, 12:00am

Driving along the Eastern Corridor westbound, heading for the first turn off for Causeway Bay, it is almost unbelievable how inconsiderate and irresponsible many drivers can be in attempting to merge into the Causeway Bay/Happy Valley lane at the last possible minute.

With traffic especially heavy on the night of January 29, I witnessed a taxi driver stopped in the third lane with indicators flashing, forcing cars travelling at speed behind to brake sharply.

In turn, the cars behind the taxi attempted to pull out into the outside lane which only succeeded in duplicating the same problem there. These actions are dangerous to all traffic in the vicinity and in the case of taxis, especially dangerous to the passengers that they are carrying.

However, the solution is simple. Extend the double white line further back towards the on-ramp from North Point.

This will force all traffic into the appropriate lane at the correct time and will remove the dangers that currently exist.

Can the police advise, through these columns, why they do not monitor this section of road, especially during the rush hour, to ensure the safety of all motorists?


Happy Valley