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  1. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of accidents to Hong Kong.' Zheng Tianxiang, a professor of transport at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, said such concerns were valid on both sides of the border. 'When the border first ... Mainlanders with business in Hong Kong and those whose children are studying in the city or abroad are particularly keen on such a service and easily find ways around the current rules. 'Every ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Hong Kong experts say cushions can fix flawed flyover dividers

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... off and plunged into a park below. The transport and highways departments said the design of all central dividers- which separate traffic lanes that go in the same direction to minimise ... roads," the engineer said. The cab plunged about 10 metres down and landed on its roof, trapping 55-year-old driver Wong Siu-kong inside. He was declared dead at the scene. A police officer said ...

  3. Transport chief rails against MTR

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The transport chief yesterday demanded answers from MTR bosses after more than 600 passengers were forced to leave a fume-filled train, the latest malfunction to hit the system. Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung blasted what she described as a series of 'intolerably frequent incidents' on the city's most widely used public ...

  4. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ponder this. In 1980, there were 294,805 registered vehicles in Hong Kong. There are now 585,077. In the same period, the number of drivers increased from 546,159 to 1,632,140. Yet while ... drivers and front-seat passengers had to don safety belts on October 1, 1983, there was a 28 per cent drop in the number of people hurt in accidents. Hong Kong Automobile Association president ...

  5. Safety of transport sector in question

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... financial officer Li Jiansheng said it was seeking more subway contracts. China Railway and CRCC, both listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong, together build nearly all the nation's railway tracks. ... accident near Wenzhou in July, as well as many other accidents on highways and subways, the Shanghai crash has called into question the safety of the mainland's entire transport sector. ...

  6. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years of the early 1970s when 1,000 people a day arrived in Hong Kong. They came from villages across the Shenzhen River in rural Guangdong. Often their lives consisted of rice paddies, their main means of transport the family buffalo. They wandered through the streets of Hong Kong gazing in wonder. They did not take into account the whirlwind of fast-paced Hong Kong streets. Many ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Officials urged to launch campaigns to promote road safety in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attention to matters relating to road safety. Not long after arriving in Hong Kong from overseas two years ago, I noticed the near reckless attitude most motorists have towards pedestrians. Pedestrians are vulnerable road users, and yet in Hong Kong they are treated by motorists like dogs and chickens in a third-world country. They have to run to avoid oncoming vehicles. Often, ...

  8. Transport Department refuses to disclose accident black spot list: newspaper

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 1.39pm, Thursday: The Transport Department has refused to disclose a list of traffic accident 'black spots' in Hong Kong- because it fears this could lead to an increase in accidents, the Ming Pao Daily reported on Thursday. The newspaper said the department had declined its request for the list of accident black spots. A department spokesman said the list ...

  9. Safety concerns spur big rise in transport complaints

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... 'You think Hong Kong people have nothing better to do [than complain]? The figure spoke for itself; the government should face the truth,' he said. Topping the list were taxi drivers, ... Anita Lam Complaints about public transport jumped almost 17 per cent last year to 20,248 amid public concern about a series of serious traffic accidents. Transport Advisory Committee ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY IN EGYPT

    Relatives of Hong Kong balloon victims gather at crash site in Egypt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... identified, they would be transported home "as soon as possible". DNA samples of the three unidentified victims were flown back to Hong Kong yesterday. The test results are expected within ... Amy Nip in Luxor amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong mourners perform rituals and lay white chrysanthemums in field where loved ones died after viewing debris from explosion Grief of families ...




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