Shenzhen will implement trial measures on dealing swiftly with traffic accidents, and enforce compulsory auto insurance from October, officials with the traffic police bureau said Thursday.
For traffic accidents in which no person is killed or injured, and vehicles suffer only slight damage, drivers can file a report to confirm the accident and move the vehicles to places that will not hinder traffic. The drivers can take the confirmation letters to traffic accident rapid service centers for damage insurance claims. If any controversy arises during the claim, the traffic police will make the final decision.
The measures are being introduced to encourage drivers to leave the scene of the accident quickly so as to prevent traffic jams caused by minor accidents.
The vehicle accident confirmation letters are available with the traffic police bureau, insurance companies and gas stations.
Meanwhile, compulsory auto insurance will be officially implemented from Oct. 1. All car owners are required to buy the premium - 1,050 yuan (133 U.S. dollars)for a car under six seats with a coverage of 60,000 yuan (7,500 dollars), unless they have already bought third-party liability insurance for their cars before June 30.
A sign indicating that compulsory auto insurance has been purchased should be stuck on the upper right corner of the vehicle's front window, officials with the traffic police bureau said.
(Shenzhen Daily September 29, 2006)