Police launch five-day crackdown on jaywalking across the city

Jaywalking law Hong Kong

The Hong Kong police force has this week announced a five-day territory-wide pedestrian road safety scheme, in order to try and reduce the number of traffic accidents involving pedestrians.

The operation will run from December 9 to December 13 and will see officers issue summons to pedestrians who have "blatantly jaywalked or committed other serious traffic offences."

Other offences being targeted include "disobeying light signals, crossing within 15 metres of a pedestrian crossing without using such a facility and climbing over a kerbside fence or through a central reservation onto a carriageway."

According to police figures, there were 2,797 pedestrian casualties and 64 deaths between January and October of 2016.

To find out more, and for more information on road safety, visit the police website.

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