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  1. News - China - ROAD RULES

    Mainland police in U-turn on new yellow traffic light rule

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter U-turn on yellow traffic lights after drivers see red Mainland police have backed down from a controversial traffic regulation in which drivers could be fined and penalised for running yellow lights as if they had been red. The Ministry of Public Security announced yesterday that drivers who ignore yellow traffic lights would receive only warnings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1121657/mainland-police-u-turn-new-yellow-traffic-light-rule
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Yellow rule at road junctions making mainland drivers see red

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Web users criticise traffic regulation brought into inculcate better driving manners Yellow rule at road junctions making drivers see red A new traffic ... that the new rule will almost certainly worsen already chronic traffic jams. The rule makes yellow lights at a traffic junction functionally the same as red lights, so drivers get penalised with six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1120905/yellow-rule-road-junctions-making-mainland-drivers-see-red
  3. talk back

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should the penalty points for jumping a red light be increased? J. Wilson (Talkback, October 29) does not appear to have noticed that between the red and green traffic lights ... the decency to look guilty. More should be done to catch these drivers. Secondly, they are not fully concentrating and/or they have not developed a proper technique for approaching traffic lights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476100/talk-back
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507131/green-light-ahead-tougher-fines
  5. Drivers refuse to budge on red lights

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... they said the government must first change traffic signals to ones that flashed and had a timer that counted down to the red light. Some legislators supported the drivers' comments. 'You ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504473/drivers-refuse-budge-red-lights
  6. HK$4,000 fine for jaywalker's death

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... City Court. Early on December 6, Yeung waited at a traffic light on the southbound lane of Sai Yee Street before making a right turn into Argyle Street on a green light. During the turn, ... affect his employment. Mr Mierczak passed the sentence after considering Yeung's genuine remorse, his guilty plea and the fact he had a clear traffic record during his 30 years of driving. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607922/hk4000-fine-jaywalkers-death
  7. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Cut-out figures of police to cut traffic accidents in northern New Territories

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Cardboard figures of two real officers to be used to reduce traffic accidents in New Territories Police who are definitely cut out for the job They don't eat, don't need breaks and work extra shifts without complaining. Meet the new traffic police who will be on the roads in the northern New Territories today. The life-sized cut-out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1025719/cut-out-figures-police-cut-traffic-accidents-northern-new-territories
  8. Bus firms vow closer scrutiny of driver safety

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... the crash scene, which currently changes from 50km/h to 70km/h, and to 50km/h again 200 metres from the junction. Councillor Gary Fan Kwok-wai said night traffic was light on many sections of road ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697924/bus-firms-vow-closer-scrutiny-driver-safety
  9. Almost 3 years' jail for bus driver who killed girl and left 50 injured

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The driver of a tour coach that struck and killed a 15-year-old girl after careering out of control down a steep road in Central last year was jailed for almost three years yesterday by a judge who called the scene he left behind 'mayhem� ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694628/almost-3-years-jail-bus-driver-who-killed-girl-and-left-50-injured
  10. Government set to help police stamp out illegal car racing

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... engineers might also consider creating more space on roads and highways from which police could work. The frontline traffic sergeant said visual proof of illegal races would make useful evidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687189/government-set-help-police-stamp-out-illegal-car-racing

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