China tightens passenger transport safety

BEIJING – China has released a management guideline to supervise passenger transport companies on safety and reduce risks.

The guideline was jointly published recently by the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Public security, and Ministry of Emergency Management.

The guideline has rules focusing on safety education and management of drivers, risk management and control and examination on hidden dangers.

Data shows that 55.8 percent of road accidents that caused more than 10 deaths from 2012 to 2017 involved passenger vehicles and tour coaches.

Many of the accidents are caused by irresponsible companies which did not carry out safety checks.