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Reckless Driving

Wealthy young sports car drivers dodge the cost of accidents

Owning a Ferrari may be the dream of many young men, but they need to have rich fathers if they are going to drive the car out of the showroom.

Sunday, 9 September, 2012, 3:46am

Life in the fast lane leads pet groomer to prison

A pet groomer led police on a wild car chase around Yuen Long at speeds of up to 140km/h just four months after another dangerous driving incident, a court heard yesterday.

Michael Ip Cheong-hing, 25, pleaded guilty in the District Court to five charges - dangerous driving, two counts of assaulting a police officer, one of resisting arrest and one of drug possession.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report headlined 'Push for life drink-driving terms' on City page 1 yesterday should have said the maximum penalty for dangerous driving causing death was increased from five to 10 years and came into force on July 4 last year.

3 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Road racer jailed for driving while disqualified

A road racer with previous convictions was sent back to prison for four months after he was caught driving while disqualified.

Jim Cheong-shing, 50, was also disqualified yesterday from driving for 18 months.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Truck driver in fatal crash spared jail term

A truck driver was sentenced to 240 hours' community service and disqualified from driving for two years after his reckless driving led to the death of another driver.

The principal magistrate at Kwun Tong Court, Kwok Wai-kin, said in sentencing Cheng Sek-nin, 46, yesterday that there had been calls from the community for tougher penalties for such offences.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Driver jailed for 22 months has 23 convictions

Prison term after police chase

A disqualified driver with 19 previous traffic convictions was jailed yesterday for 22 months after he led a police chase and rammed his car into a policeman's motorcycle.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Jailed truck driver gets ban in sentence review

A magistrate yesterday admitted passing an 'incomplete' sentence on a truck driver he jailed for killing an elderly woman while reversing his vehicle.

William Ng Sing-wai said Tsang Yau-chuen should have been disqualified from driving as well as receiving the four-month sentence imposed on him last week for dangerous driving causing death.

24 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Serial traffic offender led police on wild chase

A disqualified driver who had accumulated a long list of traffic offences - 14 of them criminal - has racked up still more after leading police on a wild chase along the Tolo Highway at speeds of up to 130km/h.

5 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Fury over jail term for drunk driver

Judge hands down 18-month sentence for man who caused two deaths in accident

Bereaved family members reacted with grief and anger yesterday after a man who admitted causing the deaths of two people while drink-driving was jailed for 18 months.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Truck driver fined HK$2,000 for fatality

A driver was fined HK$2,000 and disqualified from driving for six months yesterday after his failure to put on the handbrake of his truck led to the death of an elderly woman. And the magistrate questioned whether the driver should have faced more serious charges.

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am