Prosecutions for closed road breaches up sharply

Prosecutions of drivers entering South Lantau without a permit have risen by nearly three-fifths in the last two years, according to Transport Dept figures.

Police prosecuted 1007 drivers last year, up from 823 in 2014 and 637 in 2013, the department said in answer to a question from Legco member Kwok Ka Ki.

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South Lantau police chief David Bennett, a former traffic policeman who took on the post early last year, has said he would make road safety a priority.

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