Updated at 6.21pm: The Transport Department announced on Tuesday it had launched a territory-wide publicity campaign to improve mini-bus drivers? road safety awareness. The campaign is organised by the Road Safety Council and the Transport Department. It comes in the wake of growing concern about the number of mini-bus accidents in Hong Kong ? which are sometimes caused by speeding or reckless driving. Speaking at the launching ceremony on Tuesday, Road Safety Campaign Committee chairman Lawrence Yu Kam-kee said he hoped the campaign could encourage minibus drivers to drive safely. Campaign?s preparatory committee chairwoman Grace Lam said minibus associations, trade associations and service providers were invited to nominate full-time drivers to participate in the campaign by February 15. ?Application forms are available at the offices of these organisations and the Transport Department. Participants will do a quiz and write a short essay on minibus safety,? Mrs Lam said. She said spot checks would be conducted on 30 semi-finalists. Ten of them will be selected and interviewed on their driving experiences. The 30 semi-finalists will be awarded a free four-day study tour to Singapore on safe driving and cash prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000, she added. Results will be announced in May. The government is considering imposing tougher penalties against drivers who jump red-lights following an increase in fatal accidents involving minibuses in recent years. There have also been calls for cameras to be set up at traffic lights and speed display units to be installed in all minibuses. In a high-profile case in December, two minibus drivers were jailed for causing a crash by driving dangerously. Two passengers on board the two vehicles were killed and 15 injured in the accident.