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    Significant Road Safety Deficiencies in the Southern Lantau Road Network [October 2015] 
     

     

    This article draws attention to interested parties two significant road safety deficiencies with potential for catastrophic consequences. These are namely ineffective Arrester Beds (Escape Lane) on Tung Chung Road and lack of safety barriers along the dam of the Shek Pik Reservoir. Rectification is imminently needed and certainly a prerequisite for any increase of bus and coach traffic. In addition, existing roads in the southern Lantau road network are narrow and steep, generating concerns for head-on collisions and roadside crashes. Furthermore, the safety and comfort of pedestrians are major concerns where highway traffic interacts with village communities and country park visitors. Other potential safety concerns include vehicle interactions with cyclists and cows. All these issues need to be identified, addressed and satisfactorily resolved through a comprehensive Road Safety Review. This article does not cover the broader environmental and social consequences of opening up the road network.