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  1. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Collaring the cows: rural residents fit cattle with reflective gear after spate of road accidents

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Christy Choi

    ... Island and in Sai Kung are being fitted with light-reflecting collars to improve safety on rural roads after a spate of accidents. "It's the same reflective material found ... are not suitable for speed cameras. Stretches of South Lantau Road have been cited as accident black spots, along with Tai Mong Tsai Road and Pak Tam Road in Sai Kung. In June last year, eight cows were ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Surge in accidents at Tuen Mun roadworks

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Call to make road signs bigger and clearer after an expressway undergoing improvements records a threefold spike in incidents Surge in accidents at Tuen Mun roadworks District councillors alarmed by a threefold increase in traffic accidents at a roadworks site in Tuen Mun have urged the government to make the spot less confusing for drivers. The road ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Two more trees near scene of fatal Mid-Levels accident pose threat to public, says expert

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 02:53pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... time, posing an imminent danger to the public, an expert said on Friday. Two White Champaca or White Sandalwood trees on Robinson Road have grown too big for where they are planted ... when a 10-metre-tall Indian rubber tree collapsed and landed on her at about 2.30pm. Her baby son was delivered by emergency caesarean section following the accident at Palm Court, and remains ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Leading Malaysian opposition figure Karpal Singh dies in road accident

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:53am by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Tributes flow for lawyer and politician killed in crash Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim led tributes yesterday for Karpal Singh, a leading Malaysian politician and lawyer, after his death in a car crash. Singh, 73, who ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY SERVICES

    Cameras for 999 crews keep an eye on the road

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Cameras for 999 crews keep an eye on the road Video cameras fixed to six Fire Services Department vehicles, excluding ambulances, will be switched on today as a trial scheme is launched to record any traffic accidents on film. Strong opposition from paramedics over privacy concerns means the pilot scheme will go ahead without their involvement. ...

  6. News - China

    Freight truck crashes kill 19 in China

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:10pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... six immediately. It says two more people died in hospital from their injuries. The cause is unknown. Road accidents involving heavy trucks are common in China, where overloading is routine ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese state media say two accidents involving freight trucks have killed 19 people. The official Xinhua News Agency said on Friday that a brake failure caused ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Put pedestrians first when road planning, group urges

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:54pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... pedestrians fear to tread … Lam Kam Road winds for nearly 6km between the picturesque Lam Tsuen Country Park and Tai Mo Shan Country Park in the northwest New Territories, with villages dotted along both sides. It's a tree-shaded road that passes near the celebrated Lam Tsuen wishing trees, near the Tin Hau Temple in Fong Ma Po village. But little provision is made for pedestrians ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Unlicensed driver arrested after crash, car chase

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 03:54pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An unlicensed driver was arrested after his car crashed while fleeing from police in Tsim Sha Tsui on Thursday morning. The Pakistani man, 29, was driving home in Hung Hom at the time of the incident, shortly before 3am, in a car owned by his ...

  9. News - China

    Four students killed on 'road of danger' in Hunan

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng, CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... He Huifeng and Choi Chi-yuk Four die when bus plunges off infamous Yonglian Highway and into a ravine Students killed on 'road of danger' At least four students were killed and three seriously injured last night, when a bus carrying them to exams plunged more than 30 metres off a notorious section of road in Yongzhou city, Hunan province. The bus- with 46 students, ...

  10. News - Asia

    20 killed, 44 injured in Philippine road accident

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:39pm by Associate Press in Manila

    ... passengers on the first bus that was hit, were brought to separate hospitals, Yupio said. An investigation has been launched, he said. Road accidents are common in remote areas in the Philippines, ... on the narrow downhill road in Quezon province A truck carrying hog feed smashed into the rear of a passenger bus on a remote downhill provincial road in the Philippines early Saturday, setting off ...




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