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Speed limit to come down on Tai Po bus crash road

2018-04-11 HKT 11:11
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  • A lower speed limit is to be introduced on Tai Po Road in Tai Po Kau after a bus crash there in February killed 19 people. File photo: RTHK
    A lower speed limit is to be introduced on Tai Po Road in Tai Po Kau after a bus crash there in February killed 19 people. File photo: RTHK
The speed limit on a section of Tai Po Road which saw a deadly bus crash just before the Lunar New Year is to be lowered from 70 kilometres an hour to 50.

The change will come into effect on April 27, a little over two months since the accident in Tai Po Kau which claimed the lives of 19 people.

The Transport Department recently informed Tai Po District Council that there have been an increasing number of accidents on the same stretch of Tai Po Road, between Chek Nai Ping and Yung Yi Road.

Officials also noted that because there are a number of construction projects in the area, heavy vehicles are expected to be using that stretch of road on a regular basis.

They also said the department is planning to put up warning signs on sharp bends in the road and protective barriers at a bus stop where February's crash happened.

Fixed speed cameras are also likely to be installed in the area by the end of the year.

The KMB driver involved in the crash was later charged with dangerous driving causing death.