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Road Safety Council 40th Anniversary Ceremony

The following is issued on behalf of the Road Safety Council:

     The Road Safety Council 40th Anniversary Photo Exhibition and Ceremony was held by the Road Safety Council at Discovery Park in Tsuen Wan on November 2 and 3.

     Speaking at the ceremony, the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, said Road Safety Council was established in 1973 to co-ordinate road safety activities in Hong Kong. With the support of two committees, namely the Road Safety Campaign Committee, the Road Safety Research Committee, and one working group, the Council co-ordinates all road safety activities in Hong Kong.

     These activities range from co-ordinating the different departments concerned, promoting education, publicity and community initiatives, studying road engineering solutions and dealing with traffic management, legislation and law enforcement. In 2012, the total number of fatal traffic accidents dropped to 116 - the second lowest number of fatal road traffic accidents since 1955.
     Professor Cheung thanked members of the Council and partners of the society for their contributions and support. He hoped that concerted efforts will be made continuously so as to take a step closer to the vision of "Zero Accidents on the Road, Hong Kong's Goal".

     Also officiating at today's ceremony were the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) and Chairman of Road Safety Council, Mr Stephen Lo; the Deputy Commissioner for Transport (Planning and Technical Services) and Chairman of Road Safety Research Committee, Mr David To; and the Chairman of Road Safety Campaign Committee, Dr Eric Cheng.

Ends/Sunday, November 3, 2013
Issued at HKT 17:31


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