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Territory-wide operation to promote pedestrian safety

     Police concluded a seven-day territory-wide pedestrian safety operation yesterday (July 19). Through enhanced enforcement actions, pedestrians, in particular senior citizens, were reminded of the importance of road safety.

     A total of 1,699 summonses were issued to pedestrians failing to comply with road traffic regulations during the operation conducted from July 13 to 19.

     Police issued 1,321 summonses for failing to comply with a light signal on a light signal crossing, 158 summonses for crossing within 15 metres of a light signal crossing other than by means of the light signal crossing, 147 summonses for crossing the road within 15 metres of a footbridge/pedestrian subway other than by means of the footbridge/pedestrian subway, and 73 summonses for other traffic offences.

     "Pedestrians are reminded to take care and to cross the road safely. Those who fail to comply with the law may be liable to a maximum fine of $2,000", a Police spokesman said.

     In addition to daily enforcement actions, Police will continue to strengthen publicity and education for road users in complying with traffic regulations, with a view to avoiding traffic accidents and maintaining smooth traffic flow.

Ends/Thursday, July 20, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:32
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