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11 Sep 2018 | 12:22 PM UTC

China: Carpool services suspended for safety reasons

China News Alert

Authorities order suspension of carpool services proposed by ride-hailing firms for security reasons

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/11/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/11/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION China

Event

On Monday, September 10, Chinese authorities suspended some carpool services offered by ride-hailing firms until more robust safety measures are implemented. The decision follows several recent security incidents. According to the new regulations, drivers and cars deemed unqualified will be removed from such services by the end of 2018. In the meantime, ride-hailing firms must adopt a range of safety measures including strengthening alarm and rapid-response mechanisms to allow passengers to signal when they are facing an imminent threat.

Context

Car-pooling services pair up people heading in the same direction, so they can share cars and divide traveling costs. Didi Chuxing, used by hundreds of millions in China, came under criticism in August after a female passenger was raped and murdered by her driver in Wenzhou (eastern Zhejiang province). 

Advice

As a reminder, foreign nationals present in China are required to have a Chinese license if driving, as well as a valid insurance. Note that road accidents are common in this country due to the poor quality of roads, high volumes of traffic, and generally low driving standards. If you are involved in a serious traffic accident, contact the police and do not move your vehicle before the police arrive.

 

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