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Territory-wide campaign to promote students' road safety
     The Police will launch a territory-wide campaign to promote road safety messages to children and students on September 1, September 2 and September 5 to tie in with the start of the new school year.

     During the three-day campaign, the Police will take stringent enforcement actions against undesirable driving behaviour including illegal parking or stopping which obstructs students to get on or off their school buses safely.

     Officers of the Road Safety Teams will distribute publicity leaflets to drivers of school buses, teachers and parents to draw their attention to road safety of school children. Police officers will also organise road safety talks for schools.

     Police statistics showed that in the first seven months of this year, there were 16 traffic accidents involving student service vehicles with 43 persons aged 16 or below injured, compared to 20 accidents and 71 injuries in the same period last year. The most common cause of the accidents were 'driving inattentively' and 'driving too close to the vehicle nearby'.

     In the past few years, the pedestrian casualty rate for those aged from 10 to 14 was comparatively higher than other age groups except senior citizens aged 65 and above. Many of the traffic accidents involving pedestrian casualties in the age group from 10 to 14 occurred from 7am to 8am and from 4 pm to 5 pm, which were the peak hours before and after school. The number of casualties for teenagers aged 12 was the highest in this age group because these teenagers starting secondary education usually go to school alone.

     The Police reminds all drivers to be vigilant to ensure the safety of children and students and comply with the traffic regulations.

     For details of the school transport safety rules, please visit www.police.gov.hk/info/doc/rs_pm/passenger/p01.pdf.
Ends/Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:45
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