Staff from the Cheung Sha Wan Division carried out an operation to crack down on illegal driving of electric movable tools in the district today (12th). A 28-year-old local man was suspected of driving an electric movable tool on Cheung Lai Street. He was suspected of "driving an unregistered vehicle", " Driving without a valid driver's license", "Driving without third-party insurance", "Driving without an approved protective helmet" and "Driving or riding on a pedestrian road without obvious need" were arrested and are currently being detained investigation.
Police have seized the electric mobility tool for further examination.
The Cheung Sha Wan Division of the police has carried out several operations against illegal driving of electric movable tools since July last year, arresting 21 people in total.
Among them, between September and December last year, eight defendants aged between 17 and 46 were sentenced to between $900 and $10,500 in the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court for eight cases in which staff from the Cheung Sha Wan Division were responsible for illegal driving of electric movable tools. A fine of RMB 100,000 and 14 days’ imprisonment (suspended from 2 to 18 months), and all convicted persons have their driving licenses suspended for 12 months.
The police reiterated that electric mobility tools are not suitable for sharing the road with ordinary cars, nor are they suitable for use on sidewalks or cycle paths.
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 $10,000 and imprisonment for 12 months.