Re: DB Crime Rates
Question on small electric vehicles
(IDC, Traffic and Transport Committee Paper T&TC 21/2020)
Ms Amy YUNG notified this Council that she would raise the following enquiry at the Traffic and Transport Committee meeting to be held on 18 May 2020:
“ There have been reports from members of the public that small electric vehicles drove on footpaths and cycle tracks at high speed causing danger, but the Police refused to follow up.  The Transport Department (TD) refuses to issue licence to such vehicles on the ground that the shared use of roads for such vehicles and ordinary vehicles is considered inappropriate, and thus it is an offence to use such vehicles.  As such, I would like to invite the Hong Kong Police Force and TD to arrange representatives to attend the meeting and respond to the following:
1. Please provide the number of cases reported and prosecutions concerning the use of small electric vehicles in Tung Chung, Discovery Bay, South Lantau, Peng Chau, Cheung Chau and Lamma Island over the past two years.  How many traffic accidents involving small electric vehicles have occurred in the above areas over the past two years?
2. Could the Police take enforcement action on private roads?
3. Some users consider that small electric vehicles are more environment-friendly than traditional vehicles.  Would the two departments permit holders of driving licence to operate licensed small electric vehicles subject to regulation?   ”
Islands District Council Secretariat
File Ref.: IS 140/1/16
Date: 29 April 2020
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