Law and Enforcement

15 MINIBUS PASSENGERS SUMMONSED FOR NOT WEARING SEATBELTS

A cop dishes out a ticket as part of a two-day campaign against public service vehicles

Police have summonsed 15 Hong Kong Island minibus passengers for not wearing seatbelts, as part of a two-day operation, codenamed “Kickstarter”, to crack down on traffic violations.

Under Hong Kong law, passengers must wear the seat belts installed on their seats, with a maximum fine of $5,000 and three months’ imprisonment for failure to comply.

A minibus driver, seven taxi drivers and a school bus driver were also busted for failing to properly secure their seatbelts, while police dished out 96 fixed penalty tickets to taxi and minibus drivers for other traffic offences such as speeding, ignoring traffic lights and using phones while driving.

“Police will continue to take appropriate enforcement actions against various traffic violations on a regular basis to ensure road safety and smooth flow,” said a police statement.

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