Transcript of remarks by CE on traffic accident at Cheung Tsing Highway (with video)

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session before LegCo luncheon this afternoon (November 30):
Reporter: Mrs Lam, do you think the Government should tighten regulations on long work hours of these drivers, because similar accidents have happened again?
Chief Executive: I think it is too early to draw a conclusion out of this very tragic incident. Of course, the Police are still investigating the incident, and before they come up with any conclusion of the investigation or even a subsequent investigation it is premature to draw any conclusion, and that's why it is not appropriate for the Government to suggest what sort of remedial measures that we should take. But as you will recall, we did have this sort of serious incidents from time to time, and every time the Government would take it very seriously. Whether we need to have an independent inquiry, as in the case of very serious incident, or very detailed investigation or Coroner's Court, we have a very well-established system and the Government will do whatever is required as a result of those investigations.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Friday, November 30, 2018
Issued at HKT 14:54