Radar Gun

Pressure grows on 'fair weather' law-enforcement tool

Inconsistency in police rules for the use of laser speed guns could prompt another wave of requests from drivers for a review of their convictions for speeding, a lawyer has said.

Saturday, 16 February, 2008, 12:00am

Man caught stealing laser detectors from cars

A man was arrested after a struggle yesterday on suspicion of stealing laser speed gun detectors installed in cars by owners wanting to dodge police speed checks.

He was held after officers from a police taskforce spotted a man acting suspiciously in the car park of Oi Tung Estate, Shau Kei Wan, and later saw him smash a car window and reach inside.

29 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Care must be taken using speed guns

Speeding is not the most serious traffic offence. But as it puts lives at risk, police have to do their utmost to prevent it. If this means using the latest technology available, so be it. Technology itself cannot prevent reckless driving on our roads, though.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Police speed guns accurate: expert

There can't be an error of 20km/h to 30km/h with lasers used by HK force, says professor

Laser guns used to measure vehicle speed are accurate to within 7km/h, says a professor of physics who advises the Hong Kong police on their use and has been testing them for the force for nine years.

'I have full confidence in the guns' accuracy,' Tam Wing-yim said.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Police to review speed gun use

Force to look at guidelines for traffic officers and procedures for operating lasers

Police are setting up a taskforce to review how the force has been operating laser speed guns, following controversy over the reduction of a speeding charge last week.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The early Word gets the bird

You know those photos carrying religious messages? The ones that always seem to show sunrises with The Word of God scrawled across them?

Yesterday found Lai See wondering who actually takes those pictures.

It must be some morning person atheist. Because it appears Hong Kong's Christian faithful don't get up that early.

20 Sep 2000 - 12:00am