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Traffic Law

Transport unions warn against blanket policy on diesel standards

Transport unions have urged environment officials not to introduce a blanket policy on phasing out old, polluting diesel vehicles and to focus on corporate fleets first.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 5:17am

Mainland police in U-turn on new yellow traffic light rule

Mainland police have backed down from a controversial traffic regulation in which drivers could be fined and penalised for running yellow lights as if they had been red.

The Ministry of Public Security announced yesterday that drivers who ignore yellow traffic lights would receive only warnings and "education". No penalty would be given.

7 Jan 2013 - 6:28am 1 comment

Yellow rule at road junctions making mainland drivers see red

A new traffic regulation came into effect on New Year's Day as part of efforts to improve shameful conditions on the road.

But the grumbling is just getting started. Members of the public complain that the new rule will almost certainly worsen already chronic traffic jams.

6 Jan 2013 - 2:51am

Briefs, January 4, 2013

The workplace safety watchdog yesterday called on regional governments to step up their investigations into a series of fatal accidents and mete out harsh punishment for any attempted cover-ups. 

4 Jan 2013 - 4:29am

Briefs, December 16, 2012

Cathay Pacific Airways has accepted an invitation to meet Labour Department officials and representatives of its flight attendants' union, which has threatened industrial action in support of its quest for a bigger pay rise than the two per cent the airline has offered.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:40am

China Digest, December 6, 2012

Since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, more than 1.7 million volunteers have been registered to help maintain social stability in the capital, Xinhua reports.

6 Dec 2012 - 4:04am

Cut-out figures of police to cut traffic accidents in northern New Territories

They don't eat, don't need breaks and work extra shifts without complaining.

Meet the new traffic police who will be on the roads in the northern New Territories today.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

Officials urged to launch campaigns to promote road safety in Hong Kong

As a traffic engineering professional who has worked in the private sector and for government agencies, I pay particular attention to matters relating to road safety.

Not long after arriving in Hong Kong from overseas two years ago, I noticed the near reckless attitude most motorists have towards pedestrians.

17 Aug 2012 - 1:35am

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

Delays at border hit car scheme

A government scheme that allows Hong Kong people to drive their cars into Guangdong has been dogged by complicated procedures and long waiting times.

Motorists are increasingly opting to spend up to three times as much to organise trips to the mainland through other avenues rather than apply through the scheme.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am