In an earlier story published 10 July, 2022 we claimed the maximum penalty for not wearing an approved cycle helmet to be at Level 2, ie $5,000 and three months prison.
In fact, with the release of the English documents today, we find this was a mistake, with that penalty to be levied at motorcycle and motor-tricycle passengers.
For bicycle riders the maximum fine will be set at Level 1, a $2,000 fine and no prison.
We apologise for the error, which came from a mis-translation of documents previously only available in Chinese.
Categories: Law and Enforcement
It’s a terrible law. Hong Kong should be encouraging cycling, not killing it off. We’ve had this in Australia for years, and its a total cluster^&%$. And the police will find it useful to get anyone they don’t like.
getting anyone they do not like: this is what they want