The Traffic Department of Hong Kong Island, together with the police districts on Hong Kong Island, launched an operation code-named "Chaoyang" for three consecutive days last Thursday (5th). Law enforcement actions were taken at multiple bicycle traffic accidents and illegal black spots in the area to crack down on bicycle violations and A total of 52 summonses were issued for illegal driving of electric movable tools, mainly related to bicycle users riding bicycles carelessly, failing to obey traffic signs or road markings, failing to equip warning devices and failing to equip reflectors. At the same time, police officers arrested 3 aged Local men aged 31 to 54 were suspected of "driving without a valid driver's license", "driving an unregistered and unlicensed vehicle", "using a vehicle without third-party insurance" and "driving a motorcycle without wearing a Approved protective helmet".
All the arrested men have been released on bail pending further investigation and will report to the police in the middle of next month.
During the operation, police officers seized two electric bicycles and one electric scooter.
In addition, during the road safety campaign, the Department of Transport of Hong Kong Island also distributed more than 415 anti-scam leaflets to remind drivers or citizens to beware of scams, and to raise public awareness of crime prevention through face-to-face communication.
Police remind the public that the Road Traffic Regulations (Chapter 374 of the Laws of Hong Kong) also apply to cyclists, and urge all cyclists to abide by the relevant traffic regulations to reduce traffic accidents and protect the safety of themselves and other road users.
In addition, electric movable tools are not suitable for use on the same road surface as ordinary vehicles, nor are they suitable for use on pedestrian walkways or cycle paths.
Any person who uses an unregistered and licensed electric mobility device on roads, footpaths and cycle tracks may violate the Road Traffic Ordinance and other relevant legislation. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of HK$10,000 and imprisonment for 12 years. months.