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Old March 25th, 2017, 09:23 AM   #501
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Old April 6th, 2017, 06:18 PM   #503
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Hong Kong police investigate passenger complaint about speeding in tram accident
Source says passenger reported tram was swinging from side to side before toppling over
April 6, 2017



Police are investigating possible speeding as the cause of Thursday night’s rare tram accident after one of the passengers on board told them that it was swinging from side to side before it tumbled over, according to a source.

Experts and tram drivers said that the experience of the 23-year-old driver, who was arrested *yesterday, could also have been a factor when the tram crashed *onto its side in Central, injuring 14 people.

The driver, who joined operator Hong Kong Tramways last January, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm and later released on bail, pending an investigation. He must report back to police next month.

Firemen and police were called to the scene shortly after midnight on Thursday after the tram No 123, bound for Shek Tong Tsui, derailed and flipped onto its left side on Des Voeux Road Central, near Bank Street, outside the HSBC headquarters. It took an S-shaped bend immediately before it crashed.

A police source said a passenger had complained that the tram was going too fast for most of the journey and swinging from side to side before it crashed. This was one of the factors that led to the driver’s arrest.

The source said a speed recorder installed on board the tram was being examined by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, and would be passed on to police next.

Mechanical engineer and veteran traffic accident investigator Lo Kok-keung said it was common for trams to derail but in his decades-long career, he had never heard of a tram toppling over in Hong Kong.
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I'd like to see the speed report when that is made public.
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Old April 8th, 2017, 06:23 AM   #505
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I'd like to see the speed report when that is made public.
CCTV footage also showed a bus had passed in parallel just before the tram flipped over, so another aspect of the investigation is whether the bus clipped the tram.







You can watch the footage here : http://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/2017...00822_001.html
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Old April 9th, 2017, 06:38 AM   #506
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Hong Kong Tramways suspends slow driver warning programme in wake of Thursday’s accident
If drivers recorded too many ‘below standard’ journeys, they would have to face authorities
April 8, 2017
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Hong Kong Tramways has suspended a speed monitoring programme that discouraged drivers from travelling too slow just days after an accident that left 14 people injured.

An internal Hong Kong Tramways’ notice, obtained by Apple Daily, explained that tram journeys would be recorded as “below standard” if they were found to be slower than the average of 7.9 kilometres per hour. The company would discipline drivers if they repeatedly recorded slow journeys.

The notice said drivers with the highest number of “below standard” journeys, and who had worked for more than one year, would be given a verbal warning and have to face authorities.

If the driver placed high on the ranking again within 12 months, he or she would receive a more serious warning.

The tramways company stressed the programme did not ask drivers to increase their speeds, and confirmed it would now be suspended.

It said the programme was launched in December last year following repeated reports of trams travelling at lower speeds.
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They could probably identity who was driving that bus at the time of the accident.
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