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PUBLISHED : Monday, 16 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 16 May, 2011, 12:00am

Death toll on roads is the lowest in 55 years

A total of 117 people died in road accidents last year, the lowest in more than half a century, the Transport Department said. The highest death toll was 482 in 1973. Last year saw more than 600,000 registered vehicles in Hong Hong, but the number of deaths was the lowest since 1955. The department attributed it to better road infrastructure and public education. The number of traffic black spots also fell from 270 in 1983 to 79 last year.

Students to vote on site for democracy goddess

Chinese University students will vote later this year on a permanent site for a goddess of democracy statue. The statue has been standing at a square outside the University MTR station since the union brought it to the campus after the June 4 vigil in Victoria Park last year.

Rifle association set to close, along with range

The Water Supplies Department will reclaim the Hong Kong Rifle Association's range in Lai Chi Kok today, four years after the rifle association left the Hong Kong Shooting Association in an acrimonious breakup. Membership of the shooting association is a prerequisite to rent the land. The rifle association will close down, along with the range today.

Eye problems not on the radar for many citizens

Nearly 70 per cent of respondents to a survey about eye problems were ignorant about the causes of myopia, short-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia, according to the Cataract Concern Alliance. It surveyed 503 adults last month and found that nearly 20 per cent of people wrongly believed that cataracts only occurred in the elderly.

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