Hong Kong police seize four cars in street racing crackdown

Authorities suspect the sports vehicles were speeding from Tai Tam to Aberdeen when complaints were lodged at 1am

PUBLISHED : Monday, 30 January, 2017, 1:26pm
UPDATED : Monday, 30 January, 2017, 8:09pm

Police seized four vehicles during a crackdown on street racing in Aberdeen early Monday morning.

Officers suspected the four Nissan Skyline sports cars, seized on Shek Pai Wan Road near Wah Fu Estate, were illegally modified.

The cars were taken to the Quarry Bay police vehicle pound for further examination, authorities said.

According to media reports, the force received several complaints about illegal racing at about 1am.

The four cars were found travelling with speeds of up to 100km/h along Wong Chuk Hang Road and Nam Fung Road.

Officers at the Hong Kong Island traffic branch’s enforcement and control division task force gave chase in unmarked vehicles while road barriers were also set up, eventually halting the racers.

Police suspected that the drivers were racing from Tai Tam to Aberdeen.

The force warned drivers against breaching the Road Traffic (Construction and Maintenance of Vehicles) Regulations.

“During the Lunar New Year holidays, police will strengthen enforcement in cracking down on illegal racing and illegal vehicle modifications to ensure road safety,” a spokesman for the force said.