387 banned from driving for life
China’s first drivers’ blacklist has banned 387 people from driving for life, part of a national campaign launched in July to crack down on traffic violations.
The list released by the Public Security Department in Jiangsu province, also revokes the licenses of 10,909 drivers who seriously violated traffic regulations and laws in the first seven months of this year. Those drivers will also be banned from driving or applying for a license for at least two years.
“Among the 387 drivers, 77 percent fled from hit-and-run crashes and the rest drove while drunk,” said Chen Yufeng, commissar of the provincial Public Security Department’s Traffic Management Bureau.
The bureau said China had 264 million vehicles on its roads by the end of last year and more than 300 million drivers.