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  1. 8 hurt as truck hits vehicles at red light

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A truck driver says brake failure resulted in him running into 11 vehicles stopped at a red light in Kwai Chung yesterday, injuring eight people. Police are investigating ... were stopped ahead of the truck, at a red light. Senior inspector Cheung Che of New Territories South traffic investigation unit said the truck ran into the back of a dangerous goods vehicle ...

  2. Operator seeks more sole lanes for safety

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Hongkong Tramways is seeking more exclusive lanes to reduce the accident rate at black spots- including the junction in Causeway Bay where two trams collided last month. Because they travel at low speeds, trams are not usually thought of as acci ...

  3. Death driver 'ran red light'

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A minibus driver had run a red light before knocking down and killing a cyclist on a pedestrian crossing, the District Court heard yesterday. Au Yeung Kwok-kin, 48, pleaded ... in front of him. Chung Yin-ping, a passenger on the minibus, testified that it was drizzling and the road was wet. She told the court that the traffic lights at the crossing had already turned from ...

  4. Big increase in running of red lights

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of drivers running red lights soar. And a driver-improvement scheme- introduced in 2002 to tackle the driving behaviour of motorists who accumulate more than eight demerit points- is in question ... who accumulated eight to 14 demerit points- 32.5 per cent more than for the same period last year. Police said the increase was caused mainly by a surge in drivers running red lights- some ...

  5. HK$86m traffic camera plan will cut odds for red-light gamblers

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Drivers who gamble on the red-light camera being a dummy and jump the lights could have a shock in store. The government has proposed to invest HK$86.34 million on new equipment ... legislation introduced last year in raising penalties for red-light jumping from a fine of HK$450 to HK$600 and demerit points from three to five. The bureau said the measures had proved effective ...

  6. Traffic-light school for drivers

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Professional drivers' groups that lost their fight to delay the introduction of tougher penalties for red-light jumpers will educate drivers on traffic lights. Li Wing-sang, ... at a yellow light. A split second of indecision could cost $600 and five demerit points if they are caught running a red light, up from a $450 fine and three demerit points. Mr Li said a driver should ...

  7. Red light for reckless drivers

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... penalties to further deter lawbreakers. Legislators will today consider a proposal to change the punishment for red-light jumping from three demerit points and a $450 fine to five points and $600. ... signs of abating, despite the installation of several dozen hidden cameras at the worst-affected intersections. For the past three years, drivers running red lights have been involved in roughly ...

  8. Drivers ignore black-spot traffic lights

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... saw 14 drivers jump yellow lights and one run a red light at the junction of Healthy Street East and King's Road, where two people were killed and 18 injured when two minibuses collided with a taxi on October 22. Both minibuses were said to have run a red light moments before the crash, which contributed to pressure on the government to toughen the enforcement of traffic rules. ...

  9. Tougher red-light penalties get Legco backing

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Lawmakers have passed tougher penalties for running red lights, ending eight months of debate on an issue that has triggered several protests from professional drivers. From January 1, drivers who run red or yellow lights will incur five demerit points and a $600 fine, up from three demerit points and a $450 fine. This means drivers could be disqualified for three ...

  10. Transport chief agrees to review law before lifting red-light penalty

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The transport chief will review legislation before pushing for tougher penalties for jumping red lights. Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung was speaking after lawmakers and professional drivers called on the government to examine prosecution practices for motorists who inadvertently run a red light while stuck in traffic. 'There has ...




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