Woman caught on camera extending upper body through sunroof of speeding Mercedes on Tsing Long Highway

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20th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) A woman was seen extending her upper body through the sunroof of a swiftly moving Mercedes-Benz, adorned with a distinctive ‘FV’ prefix and a Shenzhen licence plate. The incident, which has sparked widespread criticism online, occurred on the Tsing Long Highway near the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong.

The 23-second clip, which has been circulating across several traffic-focused social media groups, showcases the woman with long hair, filming her surroundings with a mobile phone while the car speeds along the highway. The vehicle not only sports a Shenzhen licence plate and a ‘FV’ prefix licence plate, indicating it’s registered for a temporary stay in Hong Kong under an international transit permit issued by the Transport Department.

Eyewitnesses and online commentators have condemned the woman’s actions, pointing out the imminent dangers of such stunts. “A single stone could end it all,” commented one viewer, highlighting the potential for serious accidents. Others noted that the woman’s failure to wear a seatbelt while protruding from the vehicle could constitute a legal violation.

Under the Road Traffic (Safety Equipment) Regulations (Cap 374F), it is mandatory for all passengers to wear seatbelts unless an exemption has been granted. Violations can lead to a fine of HK$5,000 and imprisonment for up to three months. Furthermore, the driver of the Mercedes is also at risk of being fined for not ensuring that all passengers adhere to safety regulations.