Date
24 May 2017
The black SUV is seen being driven in the wrong direction along Tung Lok Street as it tries to enter Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long. Photos: Facebook, Google Maps
The black SUV is seen being driven in the wrong direction along Tung Lok Street as it tries to enter Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long. Photos: Facebook, Google Maps

Wrong-way driving by Liberation Army SUV fuels online brickbats

Hong Kong netizens assailed the driver of a sport-utility vehicle from the People’s Liberation Army garrison for ignoring traffic rules after a photo posted online showed the SUV being driven in the wrong direction.

A netizen posted the photo on a Facebook account called “All in Yuen Long” on Saturday. It carries the title “Any direction is right for the Liberation Army”.

The picture shows a black SUV going in the opposite direction of Tung Lok Street, a one-way street, to enter Castle Peak Road while another car is trying to enter it.

As the SUV carries a plate that begins with ZG, it is believed that the car is owned by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

The photo went viral as soon as it was posted, with some netizens saying the SUV driver doesn’t seem to care about human life.

Others resorted to sarcasm, noting that all PLA vehicles enjoy the same privilege in Hong Kong and therefore are not the subject to local regulations.

Some also wonder if police dare to summon the driver should a complaint be filed.

A spokesman for the PLA garrison in Hong Kong said in a reply to an inquiry from local media that its investigation revealed the SUV driver was new in town and not yet familiar with the road in question.

The garrison said it dealt with the people involved based on its rules and the law as well as educated its staff to strictly abide by Hong Kong’s traffic regulations.

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