Woman suspected of carrying children on electric bicycle in Tin Shui Wai

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11th June 2024 – (Hong Kong) Speculation runs rampant as an image surfaces online, sparking suspicion regarding a woman manoeuvring an electric bicycle, allegedly transporting two children. Posted by an anonymous netizen, the photograph depicts a long-haired female adorned in a t-shirt and hot pants, confidently navigating the streets of Tin Shui Wai. The online community, now ablaze with fervent discussion, questions the potential consequences of such an act. “What if she collides with an elderly pedestrian on the footpath? Without adhering to traffic signals, she endangers both herself and drivers. No licence, no insurance, and even if they are held accountable, there’s no way to trace them. It’s an imminent disaster!” exclaimed one concerned netizen, while another despaired, “They won’t listen, and there’s no salvation.”

Police have already taken action on two separate occasions, apprehending two women in Tin Shui Wai and Sheung Shui, respectively. These individuals face charges encompassing seven and eight offences. Their arrests followed the circulation of similar photos and videos online, portraying them as engaging in reckless behaviour. The ongoing saga continues to captivate the public’s attention, as the latest incident involves a daring woman traversing Tin Shui Wai’s Tin Shui Road, transporting not only three young children but also several bags. Following a proactive investigation, a 34-year-old female was detained in the Tin Shui Wai district and is now under investigation for dangerous driving, driving without a license, driving an unlicensed vehicle, lack of third-party insurance, riding an electric bicycle on pedestrian pathways, failure to wear an approved protective helmet while riding, operating an electric bicycle with passengers not wearing protective helmets, and carrying children under the age of eight on a motorcycle. Both women have been granted bail pending further inquiries and are required to report to the police in late June.