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Three times as many car crashes involving Hong Kong’s elderly bus and taxi drivers than a decade ago

The number of elderly public transport drivers involved in accidents in Hong Kong has almost tripled in the past decade, but both the industry and legislators said a labour shortage made tightening licensing requirements difficult. They instead suggested the government import younger drivers, insist on more frequent medical check-ups, and help improve working conditions to attract new blood. According to the Transport Department, 2,466 drivers of taxis, buses and minibuses aged over 60 were...

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