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The police launched the "Shadow Live Driving" WeChat program to receive more than 3,500 reports of dangerous driving and flashing lights in a single month

2022-05-22T16:16:34.182Z

Last month, the police force's WeChat account launched the "Shadow and Live Drive" program, which allows citizens to upload "car cam" clips and report non-emergency traffic violations with their real names to increase deterrence. The Police received 3,509 reports in April, of which the



Last month, the police force's WeChat account launched the "Shadow and Live Drive" program, which allows citizens to upload "car cam" clips and report non-emergency traffic violations with their real names to increase deterrence.

The Police Force received 3,509 reports in April, among which more than 2,000 reports of common dangerous driving, careless driving, running lights and "cut double white lines" were involved.


The police emphasized that "moving in the shadows" is only suitable for non-urgent reporting. In the event of a serious accident, the police should be reported immediately. If the case enters judicial proceedings, the reporter may have to appear in court to testify.

When asked if he is worried about creating mutual mistrust and causing social mistrust, the police reiterated that the public has the responsibility to report any illegal acts, but the public still has the freedom to choose.


It only takes 4 steps to report a police "moving in a shadow", first confirm the precautions, then leave your personal name and contact information, then upload the video or photo, fill in the date/time/location and license plate of the incident, and finally confirm the information and record the security verify.

(Photo by Liao Yanxiong)

As of May 18, the Police Force's "Shadow and Drive" program has received 5,692 reports, including 3,509 in April alone. Seventy percent (2,406) have been referred to the regional traffic investigation teams for follow-up, of which 40% (979 cases) involved "dangerous driving/careless driving", 20% (480 cases) were "failure to follow road markings", 19% (464 cases) were "crossing consecutive double white lines", and 18% (435 cases) were "non-compliance with road markings" According to traffic lights/traffic signs", 4% (102 cases) were related to "other violations"; the remaining 30% (1,049 cases) were not handled, involving the informant's failure to provide information on time, insufficient evidence, etc., and "Illegal Parking" reports are currently not applicable to "Shadow Driving".

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Police: Citizens have the responsibility to report illegal acts

Au Yongliang, Chief Superintendent of the Traffic Headquarters, said that in the past, it took time to access videos on social media, and the "Shadow" is more convenient for the police to investigate, but the program is only suitable for non-urgent reporting matters, and will not provide real-time assistance to the reporter. If you encounter a serious traffic accident, you should call 999 immediately. He reminded that the police may contact the public to request supplementary information within 2 to 3 days. If the report is not submitted within 7 days, the report will be cancelled. As for cases involving dangerous driving , once the judicial process is entered, the informant may need to testify in court.

Many netizens share videos online, perhaps purely to exchange or discuss driving attitudes. When asked if the police encourage citizens to use "moving while driving", are they worried that the community will report each other and create distrust?

Au Yongliang pointed out, "Road safety is the responsibility of every citizen. If a driver discovers an illegal act, he can report it through the platform. Of course, everyone has the freedom to report or not."

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Four steps to report a case to check the progress

When asked why the police did not use WhatsApp or Telegram, which are commonly used by Hong Kong people?

Au Yongliang pointed out that since WeChat has a built-in "mini-program" function, which is convenient for uploading and filling in information to report, if there are other suitable communication software in the future, he will consider using it. He emphasized that the police will click the "Personal Data (Privacy) ) Regulations were deleted on the 30th.

On April 1, the police launched the "Video and Live Driving" program. Citizens only need 4 steps to report a report. First, confirm the precautions, then leave your personal name and contact information, then upload a video or photo, and fill in the date/time/place of the incident. And license plate, and finally confirm the information and record security verification.

Citizens can check the progress of the report. When the message “Needs clarification” is displayed, the police will call the whistleblower to request additional information. When the police conducts an investigation, the program will display “Transfer to the Traffic Command Investigation Team”.

Chief Superintendent of Police Au Wing Leung of the Traffic Headquarters said, "Road safety is the responsibility of a citizen. If a driver discovers an illegal act, he can report it through the platform. Of course, everyone has the freedom to report it." (Photo by Liao Yanxiong)

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Source: hk1

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