Alcohol-related traffic accidents drop after China criminalise drunk driving

Alcohol-related traffic accidents with had dropped by 20,000 in 10 years since China criminalised drunk driving in 2011, compared with 2000 to 2010 period.

decline is significant, given that the number of motor vehicles across China rose by 181 million and that of drivers by 259 million over past decade.

Liu Yupeng, head of traffic management bureau under Ministry of Security, released figures on Wednesday while elaborating on how criminalising drunk driving has led to lower incidence rates of such behavior.

Following move, designated driver services have also flourished in China, with number of orders for such services hitting an annual average of nearly 200 million, statistics showed. (Xinhua/NAN)