Goods vehicles safety enforcement operation concludes

     Police yesterday (April 2) concluded a six-day territory-wide operation to remind goods vehicle drivers the importance of safe driving.

     This was the latest in an ongoing series of operations conducted by the Police using enforcement to target moving traffic offences, with a view to reducing traffic accidents and maintaining a smooth traffic flow.

     The operation resulted in the arrest of one driver and the issue of 67 summonses and 2,598 fixed penalty tickets. Thirteen goods vehicles were suspected of violating safety requirements of the Road Traffic (Construction and Maintenance of Vehicles) Regulations and was sent to a Motor Vehicle Examination Centre for further investigation.

     Among the 2,665 summonses and fixed penalty tickets issued, 208 were issued for failing to comply with traffic signs, 201 for speeding, 156 for using hand-held mobile phone while driving, 84 for seatbelt-related offences, 47 for overloading, 40 for construction and maintenance offences, 24 for insecure load, 22 for failing to comply with traffic light signals, and 1,498 for illegal parking.

Ends/Monday, April 3, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:37