April 3, 2018 - Hit by private car, Shui Hau Lantau Island, Dead
April 3, 2018 - Hit by private car, Shui Hau, Lantau Island, Injured
May 8th, 2018 - Hit by a drainage services vehicle, Tung Chung Road, Dead
May 8th, 2018 - Hit by a drainage services vehicle, Tung Chung Road, Dead

WE PETITION

The HKSAR Transport Department

TO

CURB THE SPEEDING AND RECKLESS DRIVING ON SOUTH LANTAU ROADS

Launched: 11 May 2018

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Speeding and reckless vehicles on South Lantau have made the roads unsafe for pedestrians, drivers and animals. This petition has been started due to lack of action/help by the Transport Department. Possible solutions include: lowering speed limits in certain residential areas, more speed cameras/speed signs, a crosswalk etc. It is important to sign this petition as it will make the Transport Department further aware of the public's concern towards their continuous lack of action regarding safety issues.

The Transport Department likes to make excuses for why they can't help, instead of how they CAN.

PETITION LETTER: 

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insist that the Transport Department update their criteria as to what constitutes a blind curve, as its regulations are out of date due to the increase in traffic and frequent road works.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.

我們是南大嶼的居民,需要運輸署立即採取行動,以便杜絕南大嶼公路的超速和魯莽駕駛行為。

這些道路對於居民,行人,騎單車人仕,駕駛者和所有動物生命形式而言已經不再是安全,因為這裡經常罔顧道路使用規則。例如超速,盲點或雙白線範圍超越前車,緊貼前車,罔顧道路標誌和缺乏警告標誌都是構成危險。

我們還要求: -

:添加超速攝錄機及限速警告標誌。

:安裝CCTV於嚴重的交通黑點

:於塘福及水口範圍不單將速度限制從50降至30KPH,再者加一行人過路線

:長沙至塘福之間的車速限制由每小時70降至50公里。

:在進出每個村落時,在適當位置提供調節車速的警告標誌。

我們還堅決要求,運輸署更新標準,由於車輛和道路工程的增加導致其法則已過時及不適用。

再者,交通警員有必要增加其部署,以便打擊及票控違法者。

於南大嶼路涉及車輛和動物的交通事故,正在增加。此情況不應再讓漠不關心和/或置諸不理來繼續。

現正是一個關鍵時刻去糾正此現象,但是它似乎落在那些充耳不聞的部門主管,他們對這區不知情,也沒有生活在這區的體驗!可惡的是生活在南大嶼的人仕,便要每天都會遇到那些行走於南大嶼路而不會受懲罰的違規司機。

為配合政府大力發展大嶼山的旅遊事業,巴士及的士的數量已經增加了,與此同時暴增的商業客車和貨車,對我們的道路安全產生了負面影響。

只發佈更多的禁區許可證及增加車輛流量,但既沒有制定任何措施緩解這些情況,也沒有將顯生的風險,知會所有受影響的大嶼山社區。

所以應立即採取行動。因為運輸署及警務署缺乏當前關注,是明顯地失體面和不可接受。

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