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Goods vehicles safety enforcement operation concludes

     Police yesterday (June 12) concluded a four-day territory-wide operation to remind goods vehicle drivers of 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 issue of 22 summonses and 2,196 fixed penalty tickets. Four goods vehicles were suspected of violating safety requirements of the Road Traffic (Construction and Maintenance of Vehicles) Regulations and were sent to a Motor Vehicle Examination Centre for further investigation.

     Among the 2,218 summonses and fixed penalty tickets issued, 136 were issued for failing to comply with traffic signs, 133 for speeding, 117 for using hand-held mobile phone while driving, 103 for seatbelt-related offences, 18 for overloading, 14 for construction and maintenance offences, 14 for insecure load, seven for failing to comply with traffic light signals, 1,460 for illegal parking and 216 for other traffic offences.

Ends/Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:13
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