466 overloaded vehicle cases recorded in 2018

total of 466 cases involving overloaded vehicles were recorded throughout 2018, according to statistics released yesterday by the Public Security Police Force (PSP).

In 2018, the PSP continued operations against traffic violations across all areas of Macau.

During the same period, 1,168 jaywalking cases were registered, along with 1,364 cases where vehicles failed to give priority to pedestrians.

The number of overloaded vehicles and jaywalking cases registered decreases of 30.13 percent and 18.66 percent from 2017 respectively, whereas the number of vehicles failing to give priority to pedestrians increased 1.57 percent year-on-year. In 2017, the figures for these three types of violations were 667 cases, 1,150 cases, and, 1,677 cases.

In the fourth quarter of 2018, there were 117 cases of overloaded vehicles, 312 cases of jaywalking, and 298 cases of vehicles that did not give priority to pedestrians.

In 2018, a total of 6,126 taxi offences (compared to 5,491 offences in 2017) were recorded by the PSP.

Among them, 3,846 offences (62.8 percent) were related to overcharging, representing an increase of 20.9 percent year-on-year.

There were 1,336 offences (21.8 percent) related to refusing to carry passengers, representing a decrease of 15.1 percent year-on-year.

There were 13 cases (0.2 percent) of taxi drivers who did not queue up to pick up passengers, down 73.5 percent compared to 2017.

Some 931 (15.2 percent) cases involved other violations, which represents a 35.3 percent increase year-on-year.

During the same period, the police recorded 165 cases involving unauthorized taxis, none of which were related to mobile taxi hailing services.

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