image

Hong Kong police

Hong Kong drivers who don’t give way to ambulances commit legal offence

  • Anyone who witnesses any traffic offence in Hong Kong is welcome to make a report
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 November, 2018, 8:05am
UPDATED : Sunday, 04 November, 2018, 8:05am

I write in response to the letter from Mr John Monteiro published on October 29, titled “Drivers do not give way to ambulances”.

Under Road Traffic (Traffic Control) Regulations (Cap. 374G) section 46(b), the driver of a vehicle on a road shall give way and take all possible actions to make way for the passage of any police vehicle, fire services vehicle or appliance, ambulance, or customs and excise service vehicle, which is sounding a bell, siren or gong or displaying a flashing beacon.

Any person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes this provision commits an offence and is liable to a fine of HK$2,000.

Anyone who witnesses any traffic offence is welcome to make a report to any Police Station or Traffic Police Report Room, or by reporting online using the Hong Kong Police e-Report Centre. All contact details and access to the e-Report Centre are available on the Hong Kong Police website (https://www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/contact_us.html).

Tse Chun-chung, chief superintendent of police, Police Public Relations Branch