Tai O Community Cattle Group (TOCCG) has launched an online petition demanding immediate action by the Transport Department to curb speeding and reckless driving on South Lantau roads.
The petition has been raised following numerous incidents that TOCCG says have made roads unsafe for pedestrians, drivers and animals.
Those concerned about traffic speeds on South Lantau are invited to send a petition letter to the Transport Department or public hotline service 1823 using the following template:
Attention: Transport Department, Hong Kong.
We, residents of south Lantau demand immediate action by the Hong Kong Transport Department in order to stop the speeding and reckless driving on south Lantau roads. South Lantau roads are not safe for residents, pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, wildlife or cattle, due to the overtaking on blindspots and constant speeding by most vehicles.
We also demand that:
– The Transport Department adds more speed cameras & speed warning signs;
– A pedestrian crossing be installed at Shui Hau village and the speed limit be lowered between Cheung Sha to Tong Fuk from 70 to 50 kph.
– We also insist that the Transport Department update their criteria as to what constitutes a blind curve, as its regulations are out of date due to the increase in traffic and frequent road works.
In addition, we would also like an increase in traffic police officers to be deployed on a regular basis in order to ticket and cite offenders.
Accidents involving vehicles and animals are increasing on south Lantau road and this situation cannot be permitted to continue.
We are tired of waiting for the Transport Department to take action and on a daily basis, members of the public are in danger from speeding vehicles when crossing south Lantau road.
The government policy is to increase tourism to Lantau island and already there has been a greatly increased number of buses and taxis and no additional measures have been taken to address the increased risk to all the affected parts of the Lantau community – action must be taken immediately. The current lack of concern and in-action by the Transport Department and traffic police is not acceptable.
To sign the petition, visit http://supporthk.org/en/petition/curb-speeding-and-reckless-driving-south-lantau-roads.
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