387 banned from driv­ing for life

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS IN REVIEW -

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.

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