Beginners account for nearly half of road deaths

15:51, September 13, 2010      

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Drivers with less than three years of driving experience account for 40 percent of the traffic offences, and new drivers take up nearly half of those killed in road accidents, according to statistics from the Transport Administration Bureau under the Ministry of Public Security.

New drivers have become the high-risk group for road accidents, bringing serious consequences to both the drivers and society as a whole.

Officials with the Ministry of Public Security noted on Sept. 11 that imperfect driving skills, lack of experience and poor psychology when driving might cause the problems.

The "Starting Point Project," which focuses on "safe driving from the start,” calls on driving schools to improve the quality of teaching and students to learn seriously. Only through these ways can China improve road safety.

Zhao Hang, director of China Automotive Technology and Research Center, noted that major road accidents remained high in recent years. Almost all the major accidents were the result of violation of traffic law and bad driving. It is a common task for everyone to raise awareness about safe driving, he said.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:张心意)

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