Home · Weather · Forum · Learning Chinese · Jobs · Shopping
Search This Site
China | International | Business | Government | Environment | Olympics/Sports | Travel/Living in China | Culture/Entertainment | Books & Magazines | Health
Home / Government / Policy Updates Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Tibet Sets Speed Limits
Adjust font size:

Traffic police in Tibet Autonomous Region, southwest China, has introduced a series of measures including speed limits for all highways and harsher punishment on speeding to ensure road safety, a police officer said on Wednesday.

The move came after more than 20 people including tourists died in two accidents last month.

Motor vehicles will be only allowed to run at a speed of no more than 40 km per hour on urban roads, while speed limits on highways outside cities are set at 70 km per hour. Tibet traffic police will erect more signs for turnings, schools and other special sites to set certain limits, said Jigme, an officer with the public security bureau of Tibet.

Those who drive at a speed more than 50 percent faster than the limit will have their driving licenses revoked, Jigme said.

A total of 197 people were killed in 290 road accidents in Tibet in the first half of this year.

Tibet is currently in its peak tourism season. Tibet expects to host three million tourists this year, bringing in 3.4 billion yuan (US$448.8 million) in tourism revenue.

(Xinhua News Agency August 8, 2007)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read

Username   Password   Anonymous
China Archives
Related >>
Most Viewed >>
-'We have faith,' Premier Wen tells country
-China works to limit snow-related chaos
-Chinese Servicemen to Wear New Uniforms
-Solution to Clean up Pollution Disgrace
-Lin Shusen reelected governor of Guizhou
Questions and Answers More
Q: What kind of law is there in place to protect pandas?
A: In order to put the protection of giant pandas and other wildlife under the law, the Chinese government put the protection of rare animals and plants into the Constitution.
Useful Info
- Who's Who in China's Leadership
- State Structure
- China's Political System
- China's Legislative System
- China's Judicial System
- Mapping out 11th Five-Year Guidelines
- Chinese Embassies
- International Department, Central Committee of CPC
- State Organs Work Committee of CPC
- United Front Work Department, Central Committee of CPC
SiteMap | About Us | RSS | Newsletter | Feedback

Copyright © All Rights Reserved E-mail: Tel: 86-10-88828000 京ICP证 040089号