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  1. Car horn cases dip, streets stay noisy

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the din is starting to resemble that on the mainland, where drivers are notorious for overusing car horns. One Fa Yuen Street shoe seller said horn bursts can last six seconds. Secretary ... drivers from sounding horns all the time, but things are getting worse here.' Mr Kwok admitted professional drivers were often to blame but said private car drivers contributed by blocking ...

  2. Shanghai works on new water supply

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Laura Liu

    ... generated from traffic failed to meet national standards, it said. Shanghai has banned car horns within the outer ring road since last Friday in an effort to improve the situation, with offenders ...

  3. Finns' mounted odyssey ends in ignominy

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... multinational sponsors of the Finns' just-completed journey. But as the pair made their way into Tiananmen Square for their last leg amid cheering crowds and honking car horns of support from ...

  4. Shanghai surprise

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Adam Main

    ... capital, where car horns can be heard into the wee hours, Ms Barbieri's reaction to the hush was understandable. 'I didn't even know where I was,' says the freelance Italian ...

  5. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Argyle Street when an old grandmother decided she wanted to cross the road in front of me. Brakes squealed, cars swung, horns sounded. By a miracle she survived. It reminded me of the bloody ... along at a decent speed. Suddenly, the unsuspecting driver would see a mad pedestrian throwing themselves in front of his car. Brakes would squeal and horns would sound. It was a near miss. ...

  6. A question of faith

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Bain

    ... outside the town walls. Tyres squeal late into the night, car horns blare and a fist fight entertains hundreds of Khiva's youths. It's just another day in which the Uzbeks seem happier ...

  7. Neither here nor there

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Bain

    ... Morning is the best time of day in McLeod Ganj. At dawn the town is at rest, with only a whisper of the car horns that become each day's soundtrack. Monkeys retreat from the town's roofs ... essentially be covered on foot in an hour. So tight is the space atop its spur that the town consists of little more than three cotton-thin lanes. When there are more than about six cars here ...

  8. Restaurants held to account in the Year of the Deliverymen

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing New York They are seen everywhere on their bikes with their cargo, swiftly zigzagging through the busy traffic on the roads and sometimes on the pavements. They ignore horns from the cars and jump the traffic lights so that they can get more rides and therefore more tips. But New York's Chinese food deliverymen have been mostly nameless and invisible. Until ...

  9. slice of life

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... to walk away with a HK$30 fine for 'nudging' a pedestrian with his car to get him out of the way. He pleaded guilty to careless driving and assault when he appeared before two Justices of the Peace. His car was behind the complainant's when he sounded his horn and ran into the back of the complainant's car. When the complainant got out to speak to him, Henze moved his car ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rather than going to the pick-up point. It was absolute chaos with cars hooting their horns and everyone pushing and fighting to get in a taxi. Surely the police should look into this problem. ...




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