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Operation to enhance Public Light Bus safety

     Police yesterday (February 5) conducted a territory¡Vwide operation to 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 130 PLBs and issued 69 fixed penalty tickets as well as 29 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 etc.

     In addition, three PLBs were detained for inspection.  Among them, two were found having mechanical problems and the remaining one was found failing to maintain a speed limiter in good and efficient working order.  

     Police also issued 83 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. 216

Ends/Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:32


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