Authorities Have No Immediate Plans to Limit Vehicle Registrations
The city traffic police and transport authorities have no immediate intentions in capping the number of local vehicle registrations amid responds to public concerns when Guangzhou released rules last week that caps registrations of small and medium sized vehicles to 120,000 a year.
A spokesperson for the Shenzhen traffic police said that as of the moment the city has no plans in restricting vehicle purchases or registrations. Guangzhou is the fourth city in China to control the increase of cars by capping the number of issued license plates after Beijing, Shanghai and Guiyang. In February vehicles in Shenzhen have already reached 2 million and is ranked No. 1 in China in terms of vehicle density. In its effort of relieving traffic congestions traffic police started a green commuting campaign that encourages drivers to stop driving in return for financial incentives.
The city transport commission is also considering implementing measures such as roadside parking fees to increasing parking fees in non residential areas. Experts are saying that its only a matter of time before the city will consider implementing a restriction on license plates and some car dealers believe such ruling will take place within six months.