Woman arrested for dangerous driving on electric bicycle in Tin Shui Wai, carrying three children

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27th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) A video circulated online last Friday (24th) showing a woman in a black skirt purportedly riding an electric bicycle, weaving through traffic on Tin Shui Road in Tin Shui Wai district. The woman was transporting three young children and multiple bags on the bicycle simultaneously. Hong Kong authorities took note of the footage and launched an immediate investigation into the matter. Today (27th) afternoon, a 34-year-old local woman was apprehended in the Tin Shui Wai area on multiple charges, including dangerous driving, driving without a license, operating an unlicensed vehicle, driving without third-party insurance, riding an electric bicycle on pedestrian paths, failure to wear an approved protective helmet while riding an electric bicycle, riding an electric bicycle with a passenger not wearing an approved protective helmet, and transporting children under the age of eight on an electric bicycle.

The video clip captured the woman, dressed in a black skirt and white sneakers, waiting at a traffic light on Tin Shui Road near Tin Wah Estate. The electric bicycle she was riding had two children standing on the footrests at the front of the bike, while another girl sat on the rear with a large bag in her arms. The bicycle’s basket and handlebars were also loaded with bags, making it extremely overcrowded. The woman then slowly manoeuvred the bicycle across the pedestrian crossing as traffic flowed in both directions, just as the traffic light turned from yellow to red. Despite the dangerous situation, both the woman and the children appeared calm and composed.

The authorities, after reviewing the online video, identified the woman as the one riding the suspected electric bicycle with a male and two female children along Tian Tan Road in Tin Shui Wai. She had also crossed Tin Shui Road against the traffic signal. Following a thorough investigation by the Traffic Investigation Unit of the New Territories North Region, the 34-year-old woman was arrested in the Tin Shui Wai area at 2.30pm today. She has been granted bail and is required to report to the police in late June.