Road Transport

Roundabouts only one option for junctions

We refer to the letters from David Lai ("A roundabout solution to traffic woes", October 23), Kevin Lee ("City's drivers puzzled by roundabouts", October 29) and Howard Cowley ("Roundabouts perfect for intersections", November 1).

Thursday, 8 November, 2012, 2:08am 2 comments

Nation's highways a nightmare for drivers over 'Golden Week"

Vehicles move slowly on a high-speed way on the eve of National Day holiday. Photo: Xinhua

The arrival of the eight-day-long National Day holiday last Sunday was greeted by The Beijing News with an editorial urging people to take it easy and not stress out on the roads if they wanted to have a happy holiday.

7 Oct 2012 - 9:58am

Failure to curb traffic congestion is the real cause for roadside pollution

Thomas London, in his article calling on the government to use budget surpluses to fund a rapid change to electric buses in Hong Kong, falls into the trap which many of the city's green groups have succumbed to ("HK must fast-track switch to electric buses", August 13).

Blaming old diesel buses and lorries for our appalling roadside pollution levels fails to target the real problem.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:14am

New engines race ahead

Smaller blocks again took the main honours at last month's car boffins' 'Oscars', the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards, in Stuttgart.

The best of last year's show was Fiat's 875cc TwinAir two-cylinder turbocharged unit in the Fiat 500.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Get this show off the road

Here's a big shout-out to the two thoughtful drivers involved in a little ding on Leighton Road in Causeway Bay the other day.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Look what's just around the bend

Zooming in on your own apartment is one of the joys of Google Street View. But the prodigious attempt to photograph where we live could be about to extend beyond mere novelty.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong is a bull market for an Italian thoroughbred

Lamborghini marked its 20th anniversary in the Hong Kong market yesterday by unveiling a special edition of its Gallardo model, branded the Gallardo HK20. The Italian carmaker says it is producing only an auspicious eight HK20s, available exclusively to local car enthusiasts.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Packed with innovations

The latest Mercedes-Benz SL roadsters are smart and packed with innovations. Unveiled at Crown Wine Cellars, in Shouson Hill on Tuesday, the sixth-generation SLs continue to embody stylish, open-top motoring.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Peak residents put stop to road barrier

The construction of a concrete barrier on Old Peak Road has been halted because of objections from the public, in the latest stand-off over protective structures on public roads and pathways.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Drivers can look smart

The tiny smart fortwo is well-suited to Hong Kong.

Economic and stylish, the 999cc two-seaters consume 4.2 litres per 100km, and both the 61-horsepower (from HK$104,000) and 71hp versions (from H$131,150) can earn a discount on first-registration tax here as government-designated Environment-friendly Petrol Private Cars.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Unfit bus drivers a 'time bomb' on roads

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

Crash bus driven at 37km/h over limit

The driver of a minibus that flipped onto its side after it struck a road divider while travelling at 37km/h over the speed limit has admitted causing grievous bodily harm to the 11 passengers injured in the crash.

Pun Hang-yuen, 37, yesterday pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving, and using a defective vehicle.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK to be new HQ for luxury carmaker Infiniti

Infiniti, the luxury division of Japan's second-largest carmaker, Nissan, is moving its global head office to Hong Kong, the first time the city has been selected for the headquarters of a car manufacturer.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Charge struck out in 7s tickets trial

The city's first trial over fake Rugby Sevens tickets ended yesterday with the magistrate striking out a charge of deception against the British defendant after the prosecution's sole witness failed to show up in court to complete his testimony last week.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bus fanatics bid farewell to era of the 'hot dog'

Almost 100 bus fanatics took part in a photo shoot yesterday to freeze on film the non-air-conditioned buses that will soon vanish after serving for 80 years on Hong Kong's streets.

Kowloon Motor Bus, the only licensed bus company left with such vehicles, told the Post it planned to have a fully air-conditioned fleet 'in the first half of 2012'.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am