Speed Limit

Device can cut minibus speed

Time to enforce law and make minibus drivers slow down

The government is responsible for approving, monitoring and ensuring that the laws concerning public transport are not only obeyed but, even more importantly, rigorously enforced.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 3:59am

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

No shortage of ways to clean up our air, just a lack of official willingness to do so

It comes as no surprise that the government has failed to improve the quality of our air. This can only be because of an unwillingness to deal with the problem, since there are so many steps that could be taken.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Force's legal naivety again exposed by road policy

The confusion over speed limits on 65 roads in Hong Kong has highlighted problems within the police force in the handling of legal issues.

The commissioner of police, Tang King-shing, is well known as an operations man who served in the elite special duties unit for many years. But he lacks detective experience.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Restrictions on electric cars will make them unsaleable in HK

I am appalled by the backhanded and curmudgeonly manner in which our government has graciously given its approval to Hong Kong's electric car to be driven on our polluted streets ('Electric MyCar may soon hit the road, but not the highways', August 21).

3 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


What do you think of this year's book fair?

The books containing racy photographs of pseudo-models at the fair were aimed at young males.

I think they have left teenagers with misconceptions. These young visitors were not really interested in books. They were just concerned with buying photo albums and getting them signed.

30 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


It is time to get tough with rogue drivers

As a result of the sad death of a young lady in Stanley, the government has set up a special body to be chaired by the chief secretary to inquire into and advise as to the safety of trees and how further 'avoidable deaths' from trees falling may be prevented ('Henry Tang to be tree tsar after tragedy', April 1).

6 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

More haste, less speed

'Excessive speed gets you nowhere' Chinese proverb

Speed nouns

What is ...

1 a speed bump?

a. an injury you get from driving too fast

b. a raised area built across a road to make drivers go more slowly

2 a speed camera?

21 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Red menace

It's common, scientifically backed knowledge that the more you do something the better you get at it. It's all to do with neural connections, which become strengthened by repetition. So why is it that after 3,600 hours practice a year - bearing in mind we only sleep about 2,400 hours over the same period - some Hong Kong taxi drivers are so terrible at their job?

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am


How can the behaviour of young people be improved?

I really can't believe that Hong Kong is ready for the Olympics.

Every day, wherever I walk, people bump into me. I get umbrellas in the face and cut off when walking. Most westerners, including myself, shrug this off and attribute it to the fact that we live in a small space with roughly seven million people.

14 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Thorough bus crash probe is a priority

This week will not be remembered only for the arrival of the Beijing Olympics torch on Chinese soil. Sadly, the Hong Kong stage of the torch relay today will take place under the shadow of tragedy. The terrible Sai Kung bus crash is one of the worst traffic accidents our city has seen. There will be room in our thoughts today for the victims and their families and friends.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am


Is closing schools the right move amid the flu outbreak?

I think it was correct for the government to close schools because of the flu outbreak.

Officials had to act swiftly because any delay in shutting schools could have led to a further loss of life.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

3 more drivers follow tycoon in challenging accuracy of laser gun

Three more motorists who were caught speeding on the same day by the laser gun that clocked tycoon Peter Lam Kin-ngok's car have asked police to review their cases.

That followed a similar application from a driver clocked by the same laser that recorded Mr Lam's Ferrari travelling at of up to 114km/h in a 50km/h zone on Lantau.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Laser guns challenged again in speeding case

A businessman has raised more questions about the use of laser guns to catch motorists by refusing to pay his speeding ticket. He claims the policeman who booked him had not used the device properly.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am