Police from New Territories North headquarters in Tai Po issued 205 tickets to pedestrians in the district on Monday and Tuesday, in an operation designed “to enhance pedestrians’ awareness of road safety and ensure the safety of pedestrians.”
The force says those who were ticketed “did not follow traffic lights or traffic signs to cross the road [or were] crossing the road within 15 metres of pedestrian crossing facilities.”
Police urge pedestrians to “observe pedestrian crossing signals at all times,” noting they will “take appropriate enforcement actions”.
Meanwhile many pedestrians in Tai Po are still in a state of shock after a horrific crash there Sunday morning saw a taxi plough into a traffic island where pedestrians were legally crossing the road on a “green man” signal. Two people died, while a young boy, 4, is still in critical condition in hospital in Sha Tin.
But a visit to the district last night, just two days after the horrific tragedy, showed the area still suffering from widespread illegal parking, with trucks on pavements and private cars double parked and blocking drivers’ and pedestrians’ vision.
Police were nowhere to be seen.