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  1. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

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

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cars fail new U.S. crash test 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 ... in the test, the US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said. Volvo is owned by China's Geely. The Mercedes C-Class, Volkswagen's Audi A4 and Toyota's Lexus IS 250 and Lexus ES ...

  2. Shanghai officials pass the typhoon test

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong, many bus services are suspended and taxi drivers are likely to raise fares. However, Haikui did not give Shanghai a real test. The typhoon did not hit land in Shanghai but in its ...

  3. Electric-car safety tests faulted

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Experts have questioned whether the mainland's safety tests for electric cars were rigorous enough after an electric taxi burst into flames, killing ... killing its driver and two passengers. Experts said tests used to measure the all-electric car's ability to survive collisions were not conducted at a speed high enough to simulate the most ...

  4. Daya Bay drill to test safety plans

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Overseas experts and International Atomic Energy Agency officials will observe a two-day drill next week- the first in 15 years- to test ... While organisers are keeping the drill's exact scenario under wraps, officials assume it will involve a serious off-site accident to test the response capability of various parties ...

  5. Time is right for drug-driving tests

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The city lagged behind other advanced jurisdictions in introducing random breath-testing and tougher penalties for drink driving that fit a serious crime against society. Those deterrents ... with the more complex issue of effective testing for driving under the influence of illicit drugs, an increasingly deadly peril on our roads. It is good news that from today specially trained traffic ...

  6. High-speed test train capable of reaching 500km/h

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an elongated, Concorde-style nose, was made for tests running at 500km/h but would not be put into commercial operation, the company's website said. The report said the Ministry of Railways planned to take the train up to 600km/h in future tests. In April 2007, a modified French TGV high-speed train reached a record speed of 574.8km/h. The central government lowered the maximum speed ...

  7. China's test train targets 500km/h

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo The mainland has unveiled a prototype train in Qingdao capable of reaching 500km/h- in local terms, that's fast enough to get you from Kowloon to Tuen Mun in three minutes. The sleek tube resembles a traditional Chinese sword, and has six c ...

  8. Lab tests confirm Yunnan toxic spill

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen and Ada Lee A major tributary of the Pearl River has been seriously contaminated with toxic heavy metal, according to field tests conducted by Greenpeace China after an illegal spill at a chemical plant in Yunnan. The results of the tests on samples collected near the Yunnan Luliang Chemical Industry factory in Qujing confirmed high concentrations of chromium ...

  9. German products pass dioxin tests

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Samples of five German food products in Hong Kong all passed dioxin tests, the Centre for Food Safety says. Amid the scare over contaminated products from Germany, the centre said a sample of egg and four samples of pork sausages all showed no dioxin. The tests were taken despite assurances from the European Union that no contaminated products had been exported. ...

  10. Blackout hit more examinees than reported

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The exams authority admitted yesterday that more than 10 times as many A-level students sitting exams were affected by Tuesday's power cut than initially thought. A spokeswoman for the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority said a ...




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