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  1. Green light ahead for tougher fines

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... the tougher penalty would not be fair to professional drivers because it would cover all traffic-light offences, including running yellow lights and cases in which the driver stopped past the white ... traffic lights and flashing green lights before the yellow light to give drivers more time to stop. 'We are really disappointed at Secretary for Transport Sarah Liao Sau-tung because she ...

  2. Underused tunnel can't take much more traffic

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tunnel, officials have ruled out diverting traffic to the western tunnel as a solution- and say the city will have to wait until 2017 for the problem to be fixed. That is when the Central-Wan Chai ... in Central to support the flow of traffic from the western crossing. With an extra 300 to 500 cars, traffic jams would extend back to inside the tunnel... For the time being, the western crossing may ...

  3. Standard tunnel tolls can restore traffic sanity

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... The government may be powerless to prevent the increases, but it should at least study the broader issue of transport policies and explore other options to relieve the traffic. The BOT model was adopted ... investors in developing transport facilities to alleviate traffic congestion and reduce public transport costs. But the opening of the Western Harbour Tunnel has not only failed to bring about ...

  4. Taipei proposes counter-offer on easing of air traffic congestion

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Taiwan Strait to ease air traffic congestion. A senior official with the Straits Exchange Foundation was quoted by the Taipei-based China Times as saying that the island's top negotiating ... the opening of air space over the East China Sea, rather than abolishing the median line in the Taiwan Strait, was the key to addressing the air traffic congestion problem between the mainland ...

  5. PLA to co-operate over traffic rules during the Games

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo The People's Liberation Army is doing its bit to minimise traffic congestion during the Olympic Games by ordering military vehicles to comply with Beijing's road rules. Last Friday, 2,000 military drivers signed a 50-metre banner pledge on behalf of more than 10,000 of their colleagues in Beijing, promising to abide by traffic rules during the Olympics. ...

  6. Official vehicle licence plates phased out to curb traffic violations

    Posted Feb 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Shanghai is phasing out official vehicle licence plates in an attempt to prevent government drivers from ignoring traffic laws, Mayor Han Zheng said yesterday. 'While in the street I have seen some cars with official licence plates, which were not fully respecting traffic rules,' Mr Han said in a webcast. 'As far as I am concerned this should be dealt ...

  7. Holistic approach needed on harbour and traffic

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The critics contend that every new road will eventually become saturated with traffic, so building more roads will not solve the problem. They argue that congestion can only be alleviated by a comprehensive traffic-management scheme that includes road pricing and more use of public transport. A major cause of traffic snarls along the waterfront from Central to Causeway Bay is the long queues ...

  8. Holier-than-thou MPs ignoring traffic fines

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur As many as 18 ministers have been caught with unpaid traffic summonses dating as far back as 1999. Ironically, some of the group, who together owe ... 121 summons, and Minister of Human Resources Fong Chan Onn, with 115. Last month Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi was caught with 11 unpaid summonses for speeding and obstructing traffic, dating ...

  9. Drivers angry about plans to introduce tougher traffic fines

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at traffic lights. Earlier, Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung planned to introduce two motions into the Legislative Council to raise the penalty for running a red ...

  10. Shanghai tackles traffic woes

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Shanghai will impose a one-year ban on the purchase of new cars for officials to show its commitment to solving the city's worsening traffic congestion, the mayor said yesterday. In addition, the city government would no longer enjoy exemption from licence plate quotas, Mayor Han Zheng said. At present, private car owners have to bid for car licence plates ...




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