Shek O chaos

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 November, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 14 November, 1994, 12:00am

I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Cars ticketed' (South China Morning Post, October 26), regarding the illegal parking problem which is 'out of police hands' until parking spaces more closely match demand in Shek O.

I accept Eric Lockeyear's statistics but I do not accept that police operations are sufficient because illegal parking still exists.

Police are not doing enough to clear dangerously parked cars and ease traffic congestion caused by these vehicles.

The situation has not improved and is particularly bad during weekends and public holidays especially from 8 pm onwards.

I have seen the police patrolling the area but they do not seem to be enforcing the law.

I want to know whether the Transport Department and the police have a special permit for restaurant users to park illegally on the double yellow lines? Are the police sick of controlling the traffic problem or are they hoping it will just go away? I think traffic wardens could help in giving tickets to illegally parked cars in Shek O, so that the police could control congestion and solve the problem.