Safe Driving and Good Health

A competent motorist should not only stay alert while driving, but also pay attention to personal health.  In this article, you will know how to establish a safe driving attitude and acquire the related health information.

Awareness of Safe Driving and Good Health

The Government has been putting much effort in enhancing and promoting road safety, through legislation, law enforcement, publicity and education programmes as well as improvement of road infrastructure and facilities.  The road traffic in Hong Kong is very busy.  Being considerate, motorists should always drive with care and keep health in good condition.  Professional drivers, in particular, are advised to pay attention to occupational health in view of long hours of driving on the roads.

More publicity and education programmes on road safety

Safe Driving Tips

To be a responsible driver, always observe traffic rules.  The links below provide road safety tips to motorists.

Safe driving tipsSafety tips for all road usersMore tips from Road Safety Council

Health Tips

Your driving behaviour is closely related to your health condition. Therefore, for the sake of the safety of passengers and other road users:

  • never drive under fatigue or bad health condition.
  • go for regular body-check to ensure you are fit for driving.
  • keep yourself hydrated for the day.
  • no drug driving.
  • no drink driving.
  • stretch regularly. It may keep you from neck, shoulder and back pain resulted from long hours of driving.
More on health and drivingMore on healthy living

Drink Driving and Dangerous Driving

If you drink, don’t drive!  Drink driving is a serious criminal offence and will cost you a maximum fine of HK$25,000, up to 3 years’ imprisonment and 10 driving-offence points. You will also be disqualified from driving for six months to five years.

At the time of committing a dangerous driving offence, if you are found intoxicated by specified illicit drugs, or the alcohol level is found at Tier 3, you will fall in “circumstances of aggravation”, where the penalties will be increased. Read more from the links below.

More on drink drivingNew measures to combat drink driving and dangerous driving (pdf file)Medical and legal issues for drink driving (pdf file)Anti-drink driving publicity materials
Last review date: April 2017