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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979777/putting-brakes-car-obsession
  2. Enforce city's traffic regulations and crack down on dangerous drivers

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in time. The teenager, obviously distracted by the music he was listening to, never heard my car-horn warning, but he stopped when he saw my flashing headlights. What that driver did is an offence ... ask the police forces in Canada and the US. I just wonder why we never hear about motorists being fined for doing this in Hong Kong. The next issue that concerns me is honking of the car horn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997880/enforce-citys-traffic-regulations-and-crack-down-dangerous-drivers
  3. Footdown

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... live on a narrow, private road,' he writes. 'Despite signs prohibiting the use of car horns [below], we still have taxis racing up and down the road, using their horns at all hours ... the clutch uphill, halt to look in a big, curved mirror, or blow the horn to get to your address, other drivers might, too. Some Mid-Levels blocks have tight car parks in which drivers can rev ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549510/footdown
  4. At the touch of a button

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... including remote horn and lights, remote door lock/unlock and remote vehicle startup for this year's Cadillac Escalade, SRX, Buick New LaCrosse and Enclave, 'allowing Chinese drivers to access their cars from the comfort of their home or office'. Offered on more than 40 of this year's GM models, OnStar is available in China with iPhone OS, including iPhone 4; Android, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976515/touch-button
  5. Wound up in spring

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... motorists to vent spleen over the delays in the only way they know how- with their car horns. Sadly, there is no dawn chorus of birds this spring in De Beauvoir Road: only an early-morning, death-metal version of the 1812 overture with car horns, pneumatic drills, and labourers and irate motorists screaming obscenities at each other. Still, the cherry blossoms look nice. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541104/wound-spring
  6. Driven to distraction

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Roger Boschman

    ... Kong's drivers are not good, I can only say they are the most improved driving population on Earth. When I arrived in the then British colony in 1974, the idea of personal cars had not caught ... too difficult and did not try again. He preferred to enjoy his cars from the back seat. In the late 1970s, taxi drivers were our best drivers, but even they would drive at 40km/h and honk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450674/driven-distraction
  7. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Roger Boschman

    ... but leatherbound, and has an ordinary horn button in the centre. There are no airbags. The seatbelt seems out of place in a car without an Anti-Lock Braking System. Also absent are power steering, power ... be on for the duration of the drive. Having accomplished the hardest part - getting into the car - we launch into the Repulse Bay traffic with a screech of tyres and snap shifts. We pull off near Stanley ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430666/swing-low-sweet-chariot
  8. In a jam

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Last week, a blind man trying to cross Zhenning Road narrowly escaped being hit by a car whose driver initially refused to give way, even though he was running a red light. The car stopped at the last instant, the driver leaning on his horn, while the blind man tapped his white cane on the hood of the luxury sedan, desperately trying to cross the road. To cross that T-junction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427318/jam
  9. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

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

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Only two out of 11 models earn good ratings, with Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Lexus vehicles getting the thumbs down in an insurance institute programme 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1015622/luxury-cars-score-poorly-new-us-crash-test
  10. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615537/kevin-sinclairs-hong-kong

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