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  1. Authorities must enforce regulations covering car horns and alarms

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Yuen ('Car horns increase stress levels', January 21) and others suffering from the appalling level of noise pollution generated by car horns and alarms will be surprised ... pollution problem by restricting the volume of car horns and banning car alarms except those using global positioning system technology that alert the vehicle owner's mobile phone without ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Putting the brakes on car obsession

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... traffic problems personally, avoiding eye contact with aggressive drivers and using the car's horn sparingly. But when it comes to roads, that is only the beginning. Petrol-driven vehicles ... today provides an opportunity to put on the brake and give some thought to how the transport sector should evolve. As the middle class expands, cars are changing from being status symbols ...

  4. Man pleads guilty over fatal car accident

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... on the westbound lane with his headlights turned off. He missed two cars during his 1.1km drive in the wrong direction before the fatal collision with the taxi. The first car, a taxi, managed to avoid Yik's vehicle after Yik cut into his lane. The taxi driver hooted his horn at Yik after the near-miss and estimated Yik had been travelling at about 60km/h. Yik continued to drive in the wrong ...

  5. Driver held for drink-driving after pile-up

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... crushed.' Another driver, surnamed Wong, said there was the sound of a vehicle horn and pedestrians, mainly newspaper delivery workers, ran. The area is the newspaper pick-up point for news vendors ...

  6. A matter of life and death

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... United Nations refugee chief Antonio Guterres describes it as 'the worst humanitarian disaster' in the world. In Somalia, where the UN has declared famine in two southern regions, some 3.7 million people- around a third of the population- are on ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Cabbie dies in freak accident as two women pedestrians lose their lives

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Taxi driver survives crash but is struck down as he inspects vehicle. Elsewhere two women die crossing roads Cabbie killed after stepping out of car A taxi driver escaped serious injury in a car crash on a Tai Po highway, only to be killed when he got out to check the damage to his vehicle. Pang Yiu-chung, 57, was standing next to his vehicle when ...

  8. The big dry

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Two failed rainy seasons in 12 months have led to the driest year since 1951 in some regions of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Uganda. Hunger levels have jumped sharply, with rates of severe malnutrition rising as high as five times the emergency ...

  9. News - China - INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

    20 die as rail cars plunge into coal mine in Baiyin, Gansu

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Another 14 workers hurt as cable on rail cars snaps at colliery in Gansu 20 die as train plunges into coal mine A coal-mining accident in northern Gansu province yesterday left 20 miners dead and 14 injured, state media said. The cable controlling a train taking workers into the mine in Baiyin city near Lanzhou snapped, sending the 34 miners ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Luxury cars score poorly in new U.S. crash test

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cars fail new U.S. crash test Several luxury cars, including the top-selling Mercedes-Benz C-Class, scored poorly in a new frontal crash test designed to mimic what happens when a car hits another vehicle, power pole or tree. Of 11 midsize luxury or near-luxury cars built for the 2012 model year, only two- Honda's Acura TL and the Volvo S60- earned "good" ratings ...




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