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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. Consumer tests for electric Mini

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough BMW Group plans to launch a pilot leasing programme for 50 consumers in Beijing and Shenzhen to help test the Mini E- an electric version of its popular Mini Cooper. Mini began ... About 600 consumers worldwide are participating in testing the Mini E, which will not be put into mass production. Instead, the feedback gathered from drivers is part of BMW's phased ...

  3. Police to start random breath tests on motorists tonight

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But If you plan to drink today, don't drive- or you could become the first motorist in the city to fail the new random breath tests being introduced by police at midnight tonight. More than 250 officers trained to use a new pre-screening device will be empowered to stop drivers anywhere and any time to conduct the tests- even without reasonable grounds ...

  4. Traffic officers test electric scooters

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The police force is considering replacing its fleet of motorcycles with electric scooters. Since April, traffic police have been testing 10 scooters developed by US company Vectrix and a decision will be made in October, said Senior Inspector Li Tung-cheung. The US$11,000 scooters can travel up to 90km on a full charge and have a top speed of 100km/h. ...

  5. School bus driver in crash fails breath test

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The driver of a school bus that ran into the back of a car was arrested for dangerous driving after failing a breath test yesterday. The driver, aged 46 and surnamed Tam, was heading to Heep Yunn Primary School in Kowloon City when the accident happened in Argyle Street, near the corner of Fu Ning Street, at about 7.30am. He was given a breathalyser test at the scene ...

  6. Test-drive BMW's car of the future- it's a gas!

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... to test-drive the revolutionary 6.0 litre V12 luxury sedan (below) starting today at the old Kai Tak airport until next Wednesday. Now that Nobel Prize winner Al Gore has driven home (pun intended) the message about reducing pollution and protecting the environment, BMW is testing out this concept vehicle, which can run on either liquid hydrogen or petrol. When the car is in hydrogen mode, ...

  7. Taking a hard turn: driving tests toughened up on the mainland

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Public Security. 'The testing of drivers should be improved; the difficulty of tests should be enhanced; supervision and management of the test content and procedure should be reinforced... ... a vehicle in and out of a garage and drive it around a test track. Wang Chen, 27, said the present test's simulated road conditions were so different from the real traffic environment that she ...

  8. Privacy promised in new traffic monitoring

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The government will protect the public's privacy when it tests four new devices for tracking real-time traffic on the streets, lawmakers were told yesterday. Undersecretary for Transport and Housing Yau Shing-mu told the Legislative Council's transport panel that the test of four technologies- automatic licence plate recognition, Bluetooth, microwave ...

  9. New laws mulled to combat cases of drug-driving

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Ng Kang-chung The government yesterday proposed new laws to combat drug-driving under which drivers suspected of having taken drugs will have to undergo testing. Motorists would be tested on their eyes' reaction to light, their balance and their reactions. The proposed laws follow public concern after a spate of accidents involving drivers who had taken ...

  10. Dismay at dawdling on regulating minibus drivers

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... and a new set of data recorders aimed at catching speeding motorists was about to be tested after an earlier trial was a failure. 'The issues have been discussed over the past 10 years, and you ... would rise to 60 per cent over the next two years as 1,040 came up for replacement. Meanwhile, a second batch of black box data recorders was to be tested in 10 minibuses from next month after ...




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