The purpose of this column is - apart from allowing me to re-live some of my most memor-able mainland moments - to illustrate how completely un-scary it is across the border for non-mainlanders.Friday, 31 August, 2012, 6:02pm
Man dies after car plunges down slope
A 30-year-old car driver died when he lost control of his car and it crashed into a rail and fell down a slope. The man was driving along Pok Fu Lam Road towards Western when the accident happened. Fireman cut the seriously injured man out of his car and he was sent to Queen Mary Hospital where he was declared dead.2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Unfit bus drivers whose health is not properly monitored are a 'time bomb' on the streets, a road safety watchdog warned after a fatal crash in which a driver fainted at the wheel.
The Road Safety Council made the warning yesterday after a woman was killed and five others injured when a double-decker ran out of control and rammed into a bus stop in Tuen Mun.4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Universities are places, not brands
It is disheartening to see a renewed push to attract, if that is the right word, so-called top universities to set up shop here ('Hong Kong risks losing the global education race', May 29).1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
An intelligent parking tower has begun trial operations in Xiamen, the first of its kind in Fujian province.
With a height of 50 metres, the car park has 25 levels and capacity for 50 cars.
The parking and collection of cars is automatic.
After the driver checks in, the car will be taken to a vacant parking space within the tower.28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Police have made their first arrest of a driver suspected to be under the influence of an illegal drug since a drug-driving law came into effect last week.
The driver, 33, was also the first person in the city to be subject to a new five-part impairment test to see whether he was influenced by drugs.24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
For the first time in over two decades, I am no longer a driver. Faced with spiking petrol prices and a prospective bill for much-needed repairs, I finally donated my Toyota Corolla to an organisation that takes care of orphans.20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Police have added a battery of tests to their armoury in a renewed crackdown on the city's drug-drivers.
From Thursday, officers will be able to compel drivers suspected of being under the influence of narcotics to give urine and blood samples if they fail a new five-part impairment test.11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
A Toyota saloon reached speeds of 150km/h as the driver tried to evade police during a nine-kilometre car chase that ended in a cul-de-sac in Ma On Shan yesterday.
The 36-year-old driver refused to open the car doors and a policeman had to use his baton to smash a window. The driver injured two constables in the ensuing struggle before being arrested, police said.9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
A driver led police on a wild chase in Tin Shui Wai yesterday, hitting a taxi and a police car before his car plunged into a nullah.
Police have arrested a man, 29, on suspicion of drink-driving and dangerous driving.
The mayhem started when officers in a patrol car saw a vehicle zig-zagging along the Yuen Long Highway at about 5.30am.2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Nanor Wong Si-yee, 17, St Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary School21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
A man was killed and 11 other travellers, including an infant, injured when a taxi rammed into a group of tourists just after they survived a bus crash on the Western Corridor cross-border route yesterday.21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Mild weather gave the long-awaited ban on idling engines a smoother start than many had expected yesterday as most drivers, not needing their air conditioning, switched off the ignition voluntarily.
But a handful were found to have broken the rule that they have to turn off their engines after three minutes at a standstill, saying they forgot or found it impractical to follow.16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
A two-year-old girl in Guangdong is in a critical condition after she was run over by two vehicles, leaving her lying in her own blood as she was ignored by more than a dozen people, until a woman scavenging through rubbish raised the alarm.17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Everyone has experienced those awkward moments in a cab that make you want to just step out and slam the door behind you. Canto-pop idol Hins Cheung King-hin is no exception, but he was so upset he let it all out on his weibo account. Here's what happened. On Wednesday he hailed a cab to Wan Chai and as soon as he hopped in, the driver recognised him.16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am