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  1. Comment - Letters

    Officials urged to launch campaigns to promote road safety in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attention to matters relating to road safety. Not long after arriving in Hong Kong from overseas two years ago, I noticed the near reckless attitude most motorists have towards pedestrians. Pedestrians are vulnerable road users, and yet in Hong Kong they are treated by motorists like dogs and chickens in a third-world country. They have to run to avoid oncoming vehicles. Often, ...

  2. Lucky escapes as container truck crushes two cars

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... the evening rush hour. Queues of cars snaked through Gascoigne Road, Chatham Road North and Princes Margaret Road in Kowloon. On Hong Kong Island, vehicles were lined up on the Island Eastern ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong Two drivers and a passenger escaped injury yesterday when a container truck overturned on a flyover, crushing their cars. The accident on the Canal Road Flyover ...

  3. 28 Hong Kong residents on mainland tour hurt in road accident

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... All 28 members of a Hong Kong tour group were injured yesterday when their coach toppled on to its side on a highway in Guangdong. Two of the injured were taken to a hospital in Lufeng and were in stable condition. The others were sent back to Hong Kong. Seven ambulances took the injured 26 - including six in serious condition and their tour guide - to -Tuen Mun, Northern ...

  4. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ponder this. In 1980, there were 294,805 registered vehicles in Hong Kong. There are now 585,077. In the same period, the number of drivers increased from 546,159 to 1,632,140. Yet while ... drivers and front-seat passengers had to don safety belts on October 1, 1983, there was a 28 per cent drop in the number of people hurt in accidents. Hong Kong Automobile Association president ...

  5. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

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

    ... As the matriarch of their family back in rural Guangdong, people stopped for them. In Hong Kong, they were fearlessly crossing the road daring any oncoming traffic to take their best shot. ... years of the early 1970s when 1,000 people a day arrived in Hong Kong. They came from villages across the Shenzhen River in rural Guangdong. Often their lives consisted of rice paddies, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Hong Kong experts say cushions can fix flawed flyover dividers

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... roads," the engineer said. The cab plunged about 10 metres down and landed on its roof, trapping 55-year-old driver Wong Siu-kong inside. He was declared dead at the scene. A police officer said ... of mechanical engineering, and road safety consultant Julian Kwong Tse-hin said the structures' design was outdated and posed risks to drivers. Lo said the sloping central divider on the Ngau Tau ...

  7. Unfit bus drivers a 'time bomb' on roads

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... disease. A spokeswoman for Kowloon Motor Bus, owner of the double-decker, said the driver, who had been with KMB for 23 years, had a blackout. 'On Lung Mun Road, the bus captain fainted,' ... Dennis Chong and Johnny Tam Unfit bus drivers whose health is not properly monitored are a 'time bomb' on the streets, a road safety watchdog warned after a fatal crash in which ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Signboard crashes on car A signboard fell and hit a car in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday afternoon. No one was injured. The signboard, at 44 Granville Road, was about one metre by 2.5 metres. Traffic became congested when Kimberly Road and Granville Road were cordoned off for workers to clear the debris. ...

  9. Hong Kong tourist, 67, dies in Guangxi

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A tourist from Hong Kong has died after falling from a road at the famous Longji rice terraces in Guangxi. Yu Chi-wo, 67, was found lying near the road at Dazhaicun, 80km ... the road while talking on the telephone, police said, according to Xinhua. Yu was part of a tour group organised by Guilin Tailian International Travel Service. ...

  10. Banners in middle of the road must go

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's streets will soon be less colourful, but likely safer following the government's decision to remove all public notice banners from the middle of the city's ... and Progress of Hong Kong, raised the same doubt. 'There is now less space for legislators and district councillors to communicate their messages to residents. Do these banners really pose ...




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