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  1. talk back

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provide hope to all. I think the tree is the best Christmas present for the people of Hong Kong. Chan Kong, Tsuen Wan Q How can road safety be improved? The report investigating highway safety ... to observe the behaviour of drivers. Yes, road safety is related to the bad habits of dangerous drivers, of which there are many. However, the main problem is the lack of police enforcement. Last ...

  2. Coming soon to a road near you: driving by numbers

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... The Transport Department has unveiled a plan to add route numbers to road signs, making it easier for drivers to find their way around the highway network. The plan also will see the creation of an exit-numbering system and better advance sign system in a ...

  3. Red-light cameras click into action

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo, Peter Michael

    ... reports the cameras may add to congestion, several Hong Kong drivers yesterday welcomed the new road safety initiative. Poon Ka-ho, a marketing manager who drives to work in North Point from his ...

  4. Sharp fall in speed-related accidents

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Transport experts attribute the improvement in road safety to better vehicle design and highways, more effective law enforcement and the impact of education and promotional campaigns ... in road safety to better vehicle design and roads, effective law enforcement and the impact of education and promotional programmes. The picture of safer roads overall emerges just three weeks ...

  5. A Century in Pgotographs

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong may boast the world's highest percentage of Rolls-Royces per capita today, but in the 1960s automobiles were such a novel idea the government had to introduce a public-information campaign in newspapers, radio and cinema to teach pedestrian ...

  6. Car crazy China must keep eye on the road

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... casts a shadow over these impressive developments. Yesterday, the Ministry of Public Safety revealed that while the mainland now has 1.9 per cent of the world's cars, it also records 15 per ... on the roads, motorists may be tempted to drive even faster. Steps have been taken to improve the safety of vehicles, such as requiring certain types to be fitted with airbags. But the answer really ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q How can road safety be improved? Drink-drivers should be jailed and banned from driving for life. Behaviour like using a mobile phone while driving, tailgating and not signalling should ... This is still far too low. Road safety professionals everywhere acknowledge speed as the biggest contributory factor in collisions. From recent correspondence, many drivers clearly care less about ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q How can road safety be improved? Sure Hong Kong has bad drivers and, yes, a lot of them speed, but these problems aren't particular to just this city. There are road safety problems ... It should also teach learners how to drive without being too cautious. Then it can start dealing with the perennial problems of road safety. Nathan Sarchet-Waller, Sha Tin Attitude counts most when ...

  9. Pedestrian death tolls

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to William Telfer's letter headlined 'Vulnerable pedestrians' (February 14), about pedestrian fatalities. First, I would remind readers that even a single death by a motor vehicle is one too many. However, in a city of almost 7 million, Hong Kong's traffic safety record when compared with the rest of the world is one we can be proud of. I was unaware ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... when vulnerable children are deprived of the right of receiving proper education? Stephanie Lam, Tuen Mun Q How can road safety be improved? There are four reasons why our roads are not safe ... Thirdly, cars travel too closely to one another and, as a result, many drivers cannot react fast enough to avoid accidents. The police should set a safety standard for all car owners and it should ...




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