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Street Racing

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

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.

Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 4:23am

Furious driving cases on the rise, say traffic police

Furious driving, in which drivers cause casualties while trying to escape at high speed - often during illegal racing - is on the rise, says a veteran traffic police officer.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

letters

A park full of wonders

My class recently visited Noah's Ark in Ma Wan for our life-wide learning day. It was an unforgettable experience.

We headed up to Hilltop Lookout. Since it is so high, I had a beautiful view of Ma Wan. The houses looked like matchboxes. Then we went to the Heritage Centre to look at the historical relics which were discovered in Ma Wan.

26 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Public satisfaction with police falls

The police force's public satisfaction rating has decreased by 8 percentage points in the past three months, apparently reflecting outrage over a human roadblock on a Kwun Tong flyover and the revelation of a sexual predator in the force.

30 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

letters

Make streets safer for passers-by

The number of accidents caused by illegal car racing is on the rise in Hong Kong. And following the recent police roadblock incident, it's not just the illegal racers who are at risk.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Talkback

Should patients be charged for ambulance services?

Life is precious and every second can make a difference.

I appreciate that the government wants to introduce a three-tier mechanism for ambulance services for the sake of providing a quicker response for patients in critical condition.

28 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

New rules for police on illegal racers

New guidelines have been issued to all traffic officers on operations to stop illegal road racing, encouraging an 'evidence collection' approach rather than the use of roadblocks, a senior officer who has seen the guidelines said.

24 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Police chief's apology for roadblock out of order, say angry officers

In the early hours of last Monday, the police hotline was alight as residents from Cheung Sha Wan and Wong Tai Sin called to complain about a group of at least 14 souped-up cars racing through the streets.

19 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Talkback

What do you think of the police roadblock action?

Having members of the public in vehicles that are used as a roadblock exposes them to enormous danger.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Officer unhappy with his orders and told me to complain: cabbie

'I followed the instructions from my commander. We're also in danger. If you want to complain, you should complain to my commander. I'm just obeying orders.'

This was what a 51-year-old taxi driver said he was told by a policeman when he asked why his taxi had been used as part of a roadblock to stop illegal racing.

15 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

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