Traditional Chinese Simplified Chinese Email this article
Road safety campaign to promote safe cycling

     Police conducted a territory-wide campaign between March 14 and 20 to raise public awareness of safe cycling.

     The campaign was the latest in an ongoing series of safe cycling campaigns using a combination of publicity, education and enforcement.  Cyclists, especially those engaged in fast food delivery, were reminded of the importance of road safety and their legal responsibilities.

     Officers from Police Regional Road Safety Teams visited a total of 700 locations frequented by cyclists, including cycling tracks, railway stations and fast food shops which employed cyclists. The Police had distributed about 10 000 publicity and educational leaflets.  Enforcement actions resulted in 208 verbal warnings and the issue of 907 summonses to cyclists who committed offences.

     A Police spokesman said that in 2012 there were 2 582 accidents involving bicycles, resulting in casualties of 2 442 cyclists which led to nine fatalities.

     Cyclists are reminded to comply with road traffic regulations.  Offenders committing cycling offences will be prosecuted.

Police Report No. 243  

Ends/Thursday, March 21, 2013
Issued at HKT 18:18


Print this page