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Regional Traffic Day of Hong Kong Island
     Police officers issued a total of 1,198 Fixed Penalty Tickets (FPTs) and 58 summonses to road users violating traffic regulations during the Regional Traffic Day on Hong Kong Island today (August 15).

     The operation concluded at 7pm and a total of 284 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 1,055 FPTs were issued for illegal parking and 143 for other traffic offences.

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

     Statistics revealed that a total of 1,595 traffic accidents involving casualties occurred on Hong Kong Island in January to July 2017, of which 469 cases with pedestrians injured. Among the traffic accidents with pedestrians injured, 36.7 per cent were attributed to the negligence of pedestrians.
Ends/Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Issued at HKT 21:52
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