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TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Cesar Tordesillas, Hong Kong

TAC supports proposal to fit reversing goods vehicles with video devices

The  TAC discussed the Government's proposed measures to enhance the safety of reversing goods vehicles.

Transport Advisory Committee Chairman, Mr Rimsky Yuen, said that the TAC is pleased to note that the multi-pronged approach adopted by the Government has been effective in reducing the number of traffic accidents involving reversing GVs. 

"Members supported the proposal of the Administration to require all new GVs to be equipped with reversing video devices ," said Mr Yuen.

Members noted that given the current state of technology and availability of RVDs in the market, not all GVs can be fitted with RVDs with the necessary scope of vision. On the other hand, an RVD designed and installed as an integral part of a new vehicle should be more reliable.

"The RVD should be a useful auxiliary device to assist drivers to reverse more safely. Nevertheless, driving attitude and pedestrian behaviour remain crucial in enhancing road safety. Members therefore supported the Government's sustained efforts to promote responsible driving and usage of roads," Mr Yuen said.

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