No driver’s licenses for drug addicts in China

August 6th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) China has decided to ban drug addicts from obtaining driver’s licenses as part of an effort to reduce the incidence of driving under the influence.

Drug addicts who have not recovered from addiction must apply to have their driver’s licenses revoked within 30 days.

Authorities will revoke the licenses of those who fail to do so in accordance with relevant regulations, Xinhua cited the ministry of public security as saying in a circular.

Police will not accept driver’s license applications filed by drug addicts.

The ministry also said drivers with a history of drug abuse should be disqualified from driving school-buses.

Fourteen people died in China in April in one of the most fatal drug-related traffic accidents. A police investigation revealed that a urine sample taken from the driver of the bus tested positive for drugs.

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