Road Traffic Safety

Hong Kong's roads could be much better

The hugely expensive Stonecutters Bridge is virtually unused.

As a follow-up to the recent correspondence concerning roundabouts, it is no surprise to read the typically bland and dismissive response to public concerns from T.F.

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 3:08am

Illegal racers on Hong Kong's streets video themselves and aid police

Inspector Ngai Chun-yip (left) and colleagues talk about the problem of car racing on Hong Kong's roads. Photo: Dickson Lee

Motorists who upload videos of illegal car races online to boast of their driving skills are helping police catch offenders.

Officers say that as front-view cameras on cars become more common, a trend has emerged for posting videos of high-speed races online.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Letters to the Editor, November 13, 2012

Protesters fly colonial Hong Kong flags. Photo: Dickson Lee

Inappropriate to wave colonial flag

I refer to the article by  Keane Shum (“Leung should remember his oath to keep Hong Kong free”, November 7). 

13 Nov 2012 - 2:15am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, October 29, 2012

The banyan tree that fell in Tai Po. Photo: Edmond So

PLA can give up some sites for housing

Your Focus article ("The tide turns for Xi", October 24) presented an interesting background sketch of our leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping . Of particular note, was his Fujian campaign slogan of "returning green mountains and rivers to our people".

29 Oct 2012 - 1:49am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, October 23, 2012

Roundabouts help keep traffic moving. Photo: David Wong

Government is committed to cleaner air

Your leader ("Don't lose sight of clean air", October 17) and Howard Winn ("Never mind the weight, what about the concentration?", October 12) complained that the government trumpeted the reduction in the weight of air emissions when we released the emissions inventory.

23 Oct 2012 - 3:05am 2 comments

Cost of platform safety doors a small price to pay for peace of mind

Doug Miller has written that platform safety doors are not only pointless, but a 'misuse of funds' ('MTR platform doors would not reduce suicides but drive them elsewhere', February 17). He admits to an inability to grasp how they serve 'justifiable, operational needs' of the MTR and the passengers.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Tax has made no impact on teen smoking

I wrote to these columns more than two years ago about an increased tax on tobacco.

I said that the only people who would benefit from such a policy would be criminals and that the problem of smuggling cigarettes from over the border would get worse.

16 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Pedestrian safety push as elderly deaths rise

Police will launch a campaign this month to promote pedestrian road safety, as new figures show 70 per cent of pedestrians killed in road accidents last year were senior citizens - the highest percentage in three years.

6 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


How can the drink-driving message be promoted?

The front page article 'Big fall in accidents, drivers' drinking' (May 8) raises more questions than it answers.

14 May 2009 - 12:00am


URA money enough for a decent flat

Mary Melville has raised an issue in her letter ('Urban 'renewal' is more about removal of low-income families', April 27) which is worthy of note.

First I must declare that I do not have any agenda, nor do I seek to defend any side.

30 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Shock-tactics plan for drivers

Police want car-wreck displays to warn motorists against drink-driving

Wreckage from traffic accidents will be displayed outside tunnels and border crossings if a police proposal to alert drivers to the consequences of drink-driving is given the go-ahead.

5 Feb 2009 - 12:00am


How can the city be made more friendly to the disabled?

I am appalled about the number of times I have been waiting with my father, who is in a wheelchair, for a designated disability toilet which is occupied.

9 Jul 2008 - 12:00am


What do you think of the Mong Kok development plan?

In her letter (Talkback, June 30) in response to my comments (Talkback, June 27) regarding the redevelopment of Macpherson Stadium in Mong Kok, Angela Tang of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) mentions that the existing stadium is 50 years old and dilapidated.

4 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Big increase in running of red lights

Surge in number of drivers accumulating demerit points

The number of bad drivers on the verge of losing their licences is growing at the fastest rate in five years as instances of drivers running red lights soar.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Black spots named in review

The Transport Department has identified dozens of black spots where the risk to pedestrians involving reversing vehicles is high.

Following a series of fatal accidents last year in which pedestrians were killed by trucks reversing in narrow streets or cul de sacs, the government and district councils launched a road safety review.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am