Fake plate mo­torists risk their good credit

Shanghai Daily - - METRO - Chen Huizhi

MO­TORISTS in Shang­hai who drive cars with fake num­ber plates and ve­hi­cle li­censes will not only be named and shamed on­line, but have their credit put at risk.

The names of of­fend­ers will be pub­lished on the of­fi­cial web­site of the traf­fic po­lice, sh.122.gov.cn, and up­loaded on cred­itchina.gov. cn, po­lice said. A poor credit rat­ing could af­fect their abil­ity to get a home loan.

Guilty mo­torists will also have li­cense points de­ducted, and face ad­min­is­tra­tive de­ten­tion, po­lice said.

Po­lice will be tar­get­ing road junc­tions with neigh­bor­ing prov­inces us­ing high-tech cam­eras that op­er­ate around the clock.

They will in­ves­ti­gate driv­ers who have claimed their plates had been lost at least twice since 2017. In many cases the new plates are used on other cars.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion will also cover taxis whose sta­tus has been changed since 2007 in or­der to crack down on il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity.

Po­lice are plan­ning a num­ber of cam­paigns which will be car­ried out with the co­op­er­a­tion of the trans­porta­tion com­mis­sion and taxi com­pa­nies.

Dur­ing the cam­paigns, all lights on le­gal taxis will have to be marked as “hailed.” Il­le­gal taxis, which do not have this func­tion, will be eas­ily iden­ti­fied.

Po­lice said they will also in­spect sec­ond­hand mar­kets, car recyclers and car re­pair­ers for clues to gangs which forge car plates and ve­hi­cle li­censes.

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