Non Shenzhen Vehicles Banned to Use Roads during Rush Hour
Drivers using vehicles that are registered outside of Shenzhen will be fined 300 yuan and get three points added to their licenses after the third violation when they are caught driving in Futian, Yantian and Nanshan during rush hours from 7 am to 9 am and from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on weekdays. Drivers can only drive on designated road that lead to checkpoints in the four districts based on a rule effective yesterday. Police will be using automatic plate recognition system to impose the new rules.
The new regulation was designed to relieve the congestion in Shenzhen during the week day rush hour but is not applied on weekends and holidays. Police are planning to adjust the ruling by expanding the restriction areas or extending its hours but these decisions will be based on the effects of the implementation. Emergency vehicles, military and police vehicles and vehicles with dual license plates for Hong Kong and Macau or vehicles with consular plates are not covered by the limitation. Drivers can only be fined once a day and drivers can also apply for the right to drive during rush hours on the four districts once a month and during emergency.
The regulation is designed to relieve Shenzhen’s congestion during the weekday rush hour. It doesn’t apply during weekends and holidays. Police said they could adjust the rule, such as by expanding the restriction areas or extending the restriction hours, according to the effects of the rule’s implementation. Buses and trucks are not covered by the limitations as well.
Work units that have offices in Shenzhen are required to apply for permits for six or one month of validity for their non Shenzhen registered vehicles and applications procedures will be released in the official website stc.gov.cn.