The Traffic Department of the New Territories South Region and personnel from various districts conducted a traffic law enforcement operation code-named "GOLDENSUN" in Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Ma On Shan, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi and Lantau Island for two consecutive days (15th to 16th) to crack down on illegal driving of electric vehicles. Related offenses such as movable implements and cycling offences.
During the operation, officers arrested a total of 9 men and 1 woman, aged between 20 and 59, suspected of "driving an unregistered vehicle", "driving without a valid driver's license", "using a vehicle without third-party insurance" and "driving He did not wear an approved protective helmet at the time", and a total of 1 electric scooter and 9 electric bicycles were seized for inspection.
During the operation, officers issued 89 summonses to illegal cyclists, mainly involving "cycling on the pavement" and "failing to obey traffic sign regulations".
During the operation, officers arrested a total of 9 men and 1 woman, aged between 20 and 59.
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The police reiterated that electric movable tools are not suitable for sharing the road with ordinary cars, nor are they suitable for use on sidewalks or cycle paths. They are likely to cause traffic accidents and cause injuries to the rider or other road users.
Anyone who uses unregistered and licensed electric mobility devices on roads, footpaths and cycle tracks may violate the Road Traffic Ordinance (Chapter 374 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and other relevant laws.
Upon conviction, the maximum penalty is a fine of HK$10,000 and imprisonment for 12 months.
Police also appeal to all cyclists to abide by relevant traffic rules to protect themselves and other road users.