Traffic Branch Headquarters (TBHQ) conducted the Opening Ceremony of the Electric Mobility Device (EMD) Speed Tester at the Tai Lam Chung Vehicle Examination Centre on June 30. Chief Court Prosecutor (Operations) of the Department of Justice (DoJ) Mr Lee Ka-hung, Chief Engineer from the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) Mr Lee Che-kit and Chief Superintendent of TBHQ Au Wing-leung attended the ceremony.
Currently, the enforcement against EMD is conducted on the basis of motor vehicle legislations. Therefore, investigation in relation to EMD requires the comparison of EMD with a motor vehicle. In the past, to fulfil the prosecutorial requirement of the DoJ, officers needed to liaise with TBHQ and universities’ research staff to conduct Road Test. The procedures were complicated, and involved much resources and manpower, as the queueing time for Road Test was often prolonged, and the testing fee could also be costly.
To relieve the pressure faced by frontline officers, TBHQ, in collaboration with DoJ, EMSD and Motor Vehicle Examiners (MVEs), invented the first EMD Speed Tester to provide the necessary evidence and proof for frontline officers in the prosecution against EMD users to support law enforcement. Officers who need to conduct Road Test for their EMD cases should contact MVE in their respective Traffic Formations to arrange for testing and obtain related reports for further prosecutorial actions.