China’s Ministry of Public Security recently announced that, as of the end of 2012, the nation’s registered motor vehicles reached 240 million and the number of drivers rose to 260 million. The number of car drivers increased by 26.5 million. For the first time that number exceeded 200 million.
The number of major highway accidents has also increased. Among the 25 major serious road traffic incidents that occurred in 2012, eight occurred on the highway, accounting for 32 percent.
Source: Xinhua, January 30, 2013