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Territory-wide campaign to promote student road safety
     Police will conduct a territory-wide publicity campaign to promote student road safety on September 4 (Monday) to tie in with the new school year.

     During the campaign, Police will take stringent enforcement action against undesirable driving behaviours such as illegal parking or stopping which obstructs students to get on or off their school bus safely.

     Regional Road Safety Teams will distribute publicity leaflets to drivers of school buses and nanny vans, as well as teachers and parents to draw their attention to transport safety of school children. Police officers will also organise school visits to deliver talks on safety of travelling on school buses and other road safety measures.

     Police statistics showed that in the first seven months of this year, there were 20 traffic accidents involving school service vehicles during school trip with 73 persons aged 16 or below injured, compared to 15 accidents and 43 injuries in the same period of 2016.  

     Drivers of school buses or nanny vans are reminded of their responsibilities to ensure the safety of their passengers, in particular, the more vulnerable children, while other drivers should give way to school buses and nanny vans. Students who go to school alone are also urged to stay vigilant to ensure their safety and comply with traffic regulations.  

     For more information about the school transport safety rules, please visit the Police website: www.police.gov.hk/info/doc/rs_pm/passenger/p01.pdf.

Ends/Friday, September 1, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:30
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