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Street Racing

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.

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


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


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


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


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

Use of public in roadblocks should stop, taxi drivers say

The police practice of stopping taxis to form 'human roadblocks' against illegal racers was a long-standing one and should be stopped, a taxi group said yesterday.

Taxi and Public Light Bus Concern Group chairman Lai Ming-hung said many drivers had reported experiences similar to those who were stopped on the Kwun Tong Bypass early on Monday.

15 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Human roadblock 'put public at risk'

Police used three taxis, a truck and a private car to form a roadblock on a Kwun Tong flyover in a bid to stop at least 14 illegal racing cars, causing a large pile-up early yesterday.

The drivers were still in their vehicles when six of the racers ploughed into the roadblock just before 2am, leaving eight people injured.

Five road racers were arrested.

14 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Police put street-car racers on notice

Police are launching a crackdown on illegal street races and joyriding in the lead-up to the Macau Grand Prix in November.

The blitz follows the quashing last week of a conviction of a man found guilty of taking part in a mass street race last year that involved up to 30 cars travelling at speeds touching 200km/h.

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