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Thursday, 7 February, 2013, 5:16am 1 comment

Government must ensure all school buses in Hong Kong have seat belts

Regarding the Gansu school bus tragedy, Kelvin Chan noted the need for mainland authorities to enact and enforce appropriate school bus safety regulations. We need to do this in Hong Kong, too.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Shenzhen park accident

Six people were killed and nine injured on an amusement park ride in Shenzhen last week.

They were riding on Space Journey, a spacecraft simulation ride, at the Evoventure Valley amusement part in the OCT East complex. The accident happened when the 11 cabins holding four passengers each were about to land.

5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Seat belt and car phone laws are useless if they're not enforced

At my home in Pok Fu Lam there is a steady stream of school minibuses, four times a day. Many are fitted with child seat belts but I am lucky if I see one child in each bus using them. Why should they? What example is given to them? My home is served by a green minibus route and a number of them are also fitted with passenger seat belts.

2 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Need to put brakes on speeding drivers

The installation of seatbelts and the implementation of a speed limit on mini buses are important measures to ensure passengers' safety. But I think it's even more important to change the drivers' attitude.

Many drivers ignore speed limits, swerve to change lanes and run red lights. This endangers their passengers, whether they are wearing a seatbelt or not.

15 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Speed limiters eyed for all minibuses by 2011

The Transport Department aims to have all minibuses fitted with speed controllers by the end of next year by making their installation a requirement for issuing a vehicle licence.

29 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

220 summonses for failure to belt up on minibuses

More than 260 summonses and verbal warnings were issued to public light-bus passengers found not wearing seat belts during a special 24-hour police operation that ended yesterday morning.

Police said the operation was part of ongoing efforts to encourage drivers and passengers to protect themselves from injury.

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Should seatbelts be mandatory on all forms of transport?

Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week ...

Dennis Wu, 17, St Joseph's College

4 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Action urged on bus seat belts

Passengers should not be allowed to sit in the front seats on the top deck of double-decker buses that are too old to be fitted with seat belts, a political party said yesterday.

It made the suggestion in response to a survey that found eight out of 10 bus passengers would be happy to buckle up if seat belts were provided on public buses.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


What do you feel about the ban on triad symbols?

I almost fell off my chair on learning of the arrest of Doug Young (of G.O.D.) over the sale of T-shirts that allegedly carried a triad message ('Top store raided for selling triad T-shirt', November 2).

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Officials back seat belts for upper rows on buses

The government supports the fitting of safety belts in the front-row seats on the upper level of most double-decker buses, but wearing them will not be mandatory.

In another proposal in a continuing push to improve bus safety, drivers will be given at least 12 minutes of rest time in the first four hours of their shift, in addition to their normal 50-minute meal break.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


Kid gloves

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


How can safety on school buses be improved?

School bus safety? As I watch buses zip and screech their way to and from schools, I am amazed that there has not been a significant accident to date.

27 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Seat belts still not mandatory

The government will advise operators to fit new buses with seat belts, but stopped short of saying whether it would become a mandatory requirement. The suggestion follows a series of bus accidents during the past few months in which passengers were killed or severely injured after being thrown through the windscreens.

3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Retrofit of seat belts 'costly and may not be effective'

A government study has found retrofitting seat belts is costly, technically impractical and may not even provide the protection passengers expect.

But all franchised bus companies will toughen the upper-deck windscreens of their fleets and install black boxes, which record travel data useful in accident investigations, mid-2008.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am