'Illegal parking' causes black spot

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 02 September, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 02 September, 2006, 12:00am

Illegally parked cars in Po Hing Fong often make it difficult for motorists to turn around in the dead-end street, forcing them to reverse out, according to residents and district councillors.

Central and Western councillor Kam Nai-wai said random parking in the area had been a problem for years.

He and other district councillors had persuaded the Transport Department to paint double yellow lines to prevent parking about three years ago, but illegal parking was still rampant.

'Living nearby, I pass through Po Hing Fong a lot,' the Democratic Party member said. 'But I often see cars parked in the double-yellow-line area. The drivers know the police seldom bother with it.'

The district council will discuss the accident and another fatality a day earlier at a meeting next week.

Johnson Lo, who runs a grocery shop, confirmed that illegal parking had been a problem in the area for a long time.

'Some drivers turn around their cars with great difficulty while some lazy ones just reverse their cars. I hope the police can do something to improve the situation.'