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Chief Executive agrees with cancelation of revision of the bill on road traffic rules

The Chief Executive Chui Sai On told journalists, Monday that the government decided to shelve the revision of the bill on road traffic rules, because of the opinions raised in the society.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:48 am

The Chief Executive Chui Sai On told journalists,  Monday that the government decided to shelve the revision of the bill on road traffic rules, because of the opinions raised in the society.

The Chief Executive commented on the road traffic rules to amend the law proposed by the government after three thousand protesters  took the streets Saturday.

According to the Macau television TDM Chui said that the decision shows how important the opinions of the population are for the government.

“This shelving means we agree with most of the opinions we have collected, this is the first thing we have to say,” Chui Sai On told reporters.

Thousands of residents joined a protest criticizing the government’s proposal to amend the road traffic law, which includes the surge in fines, in a rally Saturday.

The protest was the biggest demonstrations in the last few years, with protesters taking the chance to protest against traffic policies in general.

The Chief executive admitted to TDM that the current traffic conditions in Macau do not meet the expectations of the people, but said he believes that traffic problems should be solved at their root.

“Regarding the other issues that were raised, we still hope to hear the opinions of the general public about how they could be treated more properly. After an analysis by our team, I personally find that traffic problems have to be solved at their source.  Everyone knows that after a law or regulation is in force for a period of time, there will be different requests as the region develops,” he said .

According to organizers, around 3,500 participated in the march, while police figures show that there were 2,500 in attendance.

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) recently proposed to double fines, with high fines issued in in some instances.

(Photo by  Macau Daily Times)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:48 am

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