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  1. Traffic signs

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... no-holds-barred, go-as-you-please traffic. They do not understand two things: first, while it is true that driving here often resembles a surreal video game, what I play on the computer usually requires me ... and a thick skin- but it is even better to have some sort of status to ward off traffic enforcers. For example, the official licence plates and windscreen identification stickers sported by government ...

  2. Get this show off the road

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Kammerer Here's a big shout-out to the two thoughtful drivers involved in a little ding on Leighton Road in Causeway Bay the other day. I was on a bus half a dozen blocks away, rushing to work. I'm rarely late, but thanks to your understan ...

  3. Police should crack down on acts of bad and careless driving

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alasdair Nicol ('Driving schools to blame for bad motorists', February 22) is absolutely correct in his condemnation of driving standards in Hong Kong. However, I would place the majority of the blame on the Transport Department and the police f ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How can the drink-driving message be promoted? The front page article 'Big fall in accidents, drivers' drinking' (May 8) raises more questions than it answers. Of course it is good news that accidents in the first quarter of this year were ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Traffic police are faced daily with a difficult job trying to uphold the law. They are required to go more often than not daily to fatal traffic accidents which are the consequence of speeding ... vehicles being parked illegally. The two policemen had asked the driver of a government vehicle to get moving, instead of being parked kerbside and blocking traffic. Despite several warnings, ...

  6. Driving me crazy

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... Nadine Bateman Are Hong Kong drivers the worst on the planet? Not according to the World Health Organisation, which cites India as having the highest number of fatal road accidents per capita. But it often feels like it, especially on weekday mornings whe ...

  7. The plight of Hong Kong's dolphins

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer What? What happened? A news report says boat traffic and underwater noise in Hong Kong's waters are proving too much for Chinese white dolphins (Sousa chinensis ... in numbers observed? The society said the fall in dolphin numbers was especially marked in 2003-04 and 2007-08. They coincided with increases in boat traffic. In 2003, the SkyPier ferry terminal ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should management companies relax rules on pets? Yes, but management companies need to have some kind of policy to deal with nuisance cases. Just as important is the issue of dogs and public space. The relevant government authorities and district counci ...

  9. Road toll steadily rises

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sin More than 3,600 traffic accidents took place in Hong Kong in the first three months of this year, killing 32 people and injuring 4,580. With each passing week, the police traffic ... quarter for fatal traffic accidents. Five people died and 328 people were injured in 262 traffic accidents, of which 42 accidents occurred on Hong Kong Island, 91 in Kowloon and 129 in the New ...

  10. Half-naked man blocks road for half an hour

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Traffic ground to a halt on a busy road in Mei Foo yesterday when a partially naked man wandered onto the tarmac and sat in the middle of a lane. The man, clad only ... and undressing himself. He then climbed over the railings separating the traffic lane and pedestrian walkway. Sitting on the road surface with arms resting on his legs, the man refused water offered ...




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