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Regional Traffic Day of Hong Kong Island
     Police officers issued a total of 999 Fixed Penalty Tickets (FPTs) and 71 summonses to road users violating traffic regulations during the Regional Traffic Day on Hong Kong Island today (February 27).

     The operation concluded at 7pm and a total of 291 officers from Traffic Hong Kong Island and District Traffic Teams of Eastern, Wan Chai, Central and Western Districts were deployed to enforce traffic regulations at traffic black spots on Hong Kong Island.

     A total of 866 FPTs were issued for illegal parking and 133 for other traffic offences.

     Besides, one pedestrian was cautioned for committing minor traffic offence.

     Statistics revealed that a total of 245 traffic accidents involving casualties occurred on Hong Kong Island in January 2017, of which 64 cases with pedestrians injured. Among the traffic accidents with pedestrians injured, 42.2 per cent were attributed to the negligence of pedestrians.

Ends/Monday, February 27, 2017
Issued at HKT 21:46
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