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Regional Traffic Day of Hong Kong Island
     Police officers issued a total of 1,009 Fixed Penalty Tickets (FPTs) and 56 summonses to road users violating traffic regulations during the Regional Traffic Day on Hong Kong Island today (April 24).

     The operation concluded at 7pm and a total of 278 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 856 FPTs were issued for illegal parking and 153 for other traffic offences.

     Besides, four pedestrians and one driver were cautioned for committing minor traffic offence.

     Statistics revealed that a total of 695 traffic accidents involving casualties occurred on Hong Kong Island from January to March 2017, of which 219 cases with pedestrians injured. Among the traffic accidents with pedestrians injured, 41.1 per cent were attributed to the negligence of pedestrians.
Ends/Monday, April 24, 2017
Issued at HKT 20:07
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