Crackdown on unlawful taxi Activities in LKF and Central, 6 drivers ticketed for refusing passengers and failing to display meters

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3rd March 2024 – (Hong Kong) In an effort to combat illegal taxi activities, the Hong Kong Island District Traffic Enforcement and Control Division in collaboration with the Central Police District and auxiliary police personnel, conducted a four-day operation from 29th February to 3rd March in the Lan Kwai Fong area of Central and the Peak Tram Central Terminus. Undercover officers acted as passengers and set up roadblocks to intercept suspected violators while implementing various traffic controls and digital surveillance measures. During this operation, a total of 9 traffic tickets were issued to 6 taxi drivers who were allegedly involved in “refusing passengers” and “failing to display taxi meters.”

Over the course of the four-day crackdown, the police issued a total of 9 traffic tickets to 6 taxi drivers, impounded 4 structurally non-compliant taxis, and issued 10 fixed penalty notices.

Furthermore, four taxis were issued with inadequate vehicle reports, while another taxi was found to have suspected structural damage, in violation of the Road Traffic (Construction and Maintenance of Vehicles) Regulations. This particular vehicle was towed to an impoundment center for further examination. Additionally, 10 fixed penalty notices were issued to vehicles suspected of picking up or dropping off passengers within restricted areas.