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Operation to enhance Public Light Bus safety

     Police yesterday (September 18) conducted a territory¡Vwide operation to enforce the new legislative amendment and enhance the safety of public light bus (PLB). Stringent enforcement actions included the deployment of Motor Vehicle Examiners to conduct on-spot examination and plainclothes officers on board to observe the driving manner of PLB drivers.  

     During the operation, Police have checked a total of 280 PLBs and issued 75 fixed penalty tickets as well as 110 summonses against PLB drivers for various traffic offences including failing to display a PLB driver identity plate, speeding and failing to comply with traffic signs.

     In addition, five PLBs were detained for inspection. Among them, one was found ¡¥failing to maintain a speed limiter in good and efficient working order¡¦ and the remaining were found having ¡¥illegal modification¡¦.  

     Police also issued 60 summonses to PLB passengers for not fastening their seat belts.

     The Police will continue to mount similar operations to enhance road safety.   

Police Report No.131

Ends/Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Issued at HKT 14:38


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