And taxis are in strife over accident rate

Updated 2017-08-31 09:30:55 Shanghai Daily

Traffic accidents and injuries caused by taxis and long-distance tourist buses increased in the first half of this year, the city's traffic police said yesterday.

Forty-five traffic accidents involved local taxis, a 7 percent increase on the first half of last year. Police said the accidents, which caused 24 deaths and 31 injuries, were the fault of the taxis. In the same period last year the figures were 18 deaths and 18 injuries.

Speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, running a red light, using a wrong lane and not properly giving way to other vehicles were among the most frequent causes of the traffic accidents, according to police statistics.

Qiangsheng and Haibo were cited as the companies whose drivers caused most accidents, seven and four respectively.

Local long-distance tourist buses were blamed for nine traffic accidents, causing seven deaths and five injuries, in the first half of this year, police said.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58November 19 2017 12:55:34

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16November 19 2017 12:55:34

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18November 19 2017 12:55:34

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords