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Identification of a crime of causing traffic casualties

Updated: Dec 7, 2017 english.legalinfo.gov.cn Print

According to Chinese law, where a foreigner who doesn't enjoy the diplomatic privileges and immunities causes more than one person seriously injured in a traffic accident, he shall be held fully or primarily liable for the traffic accident, and be convicted of and punished for a crime of causing traffic casualties under the following circumstances:

(1) driving a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol or taking drug;

(2) driving a motor vehicle without a driving license;

(3) driving a motor vehicle that he knows has safety device deficiency or malfunction;

(4) driving a motor vehicle that he knows has no license or plate or has been written off;

(5) driving a seriously overloaded motor vehicle; and

(6) fleeing from the accident scene to avoid legal liability.


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