South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Hong Kong Taxi Council tests new safety system in a bid to fight soaring insurance costs” – below is their description.
The Hong Kong Taxi Council is testing a safety system that aims to correct bad driving habits among cabbies and in turn tackle the soaring cost of insurance for taxis. Ng Kwan-sing, the vice-chairman of Hong Kong Taxi Council, says insurance premiums now eat up about 60 per cent of their operating costs. The new system features driving behaviour sensors and cameras that can detect if a driver is getting sleepy behind the wheel.
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Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.
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