x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

China targets drink-driving

As part of its effort to reduce the number of road accidents, China has come up with a novel idea: making drink-drivers pay higher insurance premiums.

BEIJING // As part of its effort to reduce the number of road accidents, China has come up with a novel idea: making drink-drivers pay higher insurance premiums. The current plan follows the measure taken by the government last year, whereby names of offenders along with their photographs were published regularly in local newspapers to shame them. The new scheme, which will come into effect on March 1, will be initially implemented at a local level, according to an official statement.