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  1. Minibuses must slow down or get off the road

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Once again, there has been a terrible accident involving a minibus. This time, three people were killed. Fourteen others were injured. Police investigating the case believe the driver, who was among the dead, drove his vehicle into the back of a truck. It ...

  2. Riots in 1967 sparked service by van owners

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Hong Kong's public light bus industry was born of the leftist riots that rocked the city in 1967. With the streets filled with protesters and union activists at the two main bus companies- China Motor Bus on the island and Kowloon Motor Bus- encouraging their workers to strike, the city ground to a virtual halt. Taxis and the railway were unable to cope ...

  3. First speed limiters on minibuses this week

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Minibus operators can start installing speed controllers on Friday, when the Transport Department releases the names of suppliers and models. Some operators are still sceptical about the devices, and one has threatened to take legal action again ...

  4. Push to review rules on minibuses

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... mixed feelings about them.' He cited the poor driving of some- particularly red- minibus drivers as well as congestion, noise and pollution. The government wants to convert red bus licences ...

  5. Nannies planned for small school vans

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam But bus operators worry the proposal will drive up costs and force some out of business The government plans to make nannies mandatory on primary school buses with 16 seats ... four days after a 10-year-old boy was injured when his bag became trapped in the doors of a school bus as it drove away. School Buses Operators' Association chairwoman Wong Yuk-lin said ...

  6. 18 children killed in school bus crash

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... bus logo. The seats had been removed and replaced with benches. Most of the victims suffered head and abdominal injuries. Five of the passengers died at the scene with 15 dying on their way ... to multiple fatalities on the mainland. In late December, 14 primary school pupils were killed and six injured when an overloaded school bus toppled into a river in Hengnan county, Hunan. Four ...

  7. Talk back

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that drove off and dragged her under its wheels. Similar tragedies do not happen with big buses for three reasons: patient drivers, and effective installation and modes of operation. Bus drivers do ... Granted, some bus drivers also hurry, but whenever an accident happens as a result, members of the public can easily identify the bus company. The demand for investigations, court cases or details ...

  8. Scandal of unsafe school buses

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com On the surface, Monday's deadly school bus accident in Feng county, Jiangsu, was different from recent high-profile tragedies involving overloaded ... to farther-off schools a necessity. The licensed school bus was carrying 29 pupils from a primary school in Shouxian township when it flipped and plunged into a roadside ditch as the driver swerved ...

  9. Buy school buses to stop the carnage

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... provinces, have claimed the lives of at least 34 children. The vehicles, a licensed school bus and a kindergarten minivan, were overloaded and most likely in breach of technical safety standards ... hurt in a collision between their bus and a dump truck in Shunde, Guangdong, and early this month six were injured when a minibus overloaded with 14 students ran into a ditch in Hebei province. ...

  10. Transport operators to protest in go-slows

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... with the government failed to result in a satisfactory resolution to their complaints over the emergence of non-franchised bus services. They claim non-franchised services are illegal and have taken business ... buses, which is expected to last six months. In the meantime, the Transport Department has been instructed to 'continue fighting illegal bus services and operators', she said. 'We ...




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