Driving in China – how to tell who was at fault in the accident

Whose fault was the accident - poster at the police station dealing with motoring matters.

Whose fault was the accident – poster at the police station dealing with motoring matters.

Whose fault was the accident - poster at the police station dealing with motoring matters.

Whose fault was the accident – poster at the police station dealing with motoring matters.

Driving in China – how to tell who was at fault in the accident

Recently I witnessed a road traffic accident when the scooter taxi in front of mine was hit by a 4×4 Honda that the 19 year old driver had driven straight out of a side street. My scooter driver pulled up sharply to avoid piling into the wreckage, as I watched the young woman passenger get hurled across the road by the impact. Being a gallant English gentleman I went to assist her, bound her foot that was bleeding in my clean handkerchief and then accompanied her and the two drivers to the local hospital  in an ambulance.

What happens when a 30cwt 4x4 hits an electric scooter.

What happens when a 30cwt 4×4 hits an electric scooter.

The following day I went to the traffic police station where the young woman extracted £150 plus her medical bills from the car driver.

Anyway, while the standard of driving in China is pretty appalling and it has one of the highest accidents to vehicle ownership ratios in the world, if you do have an accident, the poster above gives you plenty of examples of who was at fault.

 

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