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[YesAuto News] On the occasion of the seventh “National Traffic Safety Day”, the Ministry of Public Security released the latest national vehicle data information. As of December 2, 2018, the number of motor vehicles nationwide reached 325 million, an increase of 15.56 million compared with the end of 2017; the number of motor vehicle drivers nationwide reached 407 million, an increase of 22.36 million compared with the end of 2017.

At the same time, domestic private cars have also accelerated. There are 187 million small and micro passenger cars registered in the name of individuals, and the number of private cars per 100 households has exceeded 40. In terms of urban conditions, 61 cities across the country have more than one million car ownership, 26 cities have more than 2 million cars, of which 8 cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen have more than 3 million cars.

In terms of new energy vehicles, as of the end of September this year, the number of new energy vehicles in the country reached 2.21 million, of which 1.78 million were pure electric vehicles, accounting for 80.53% of the total number of new energy vehicles, and 254,000 new energy trucks, accounting for new energy vehicles. 11.46% of the total number of cars. According to the “Energy-saving and New Energy Automobile Industry Development Plan (2012-2020)” previously issued by the State Council, the cumulative domestic production and sales of new energy vehicles will need to reach 5 million by 2020.

Contrary to the rapid increase in the number of motor vehicles, a total of 520 traffic accidents with more than 3 deaths occurred across the country this year, a decrease of 24.2% year-on-year; 95 traffic accidents with more than 5 deaths occurred, a year-on-year decrease of 13.6%; one occurrence occurred. There were 5 major accidents with more than 10 deaths, a year-on-year decrease of 44.4%.

It is reported that the Ministry of Public Security will also carry out a “100-day safety operation” nationwide in the near future to specifically crack down on serious traffic violations such as fake licenses, false licenses, drunk driving and drunk driving, and investigate key enterprises and key vehicles such as “two passengers, one dangerous and one cargo” In addition to the hidden dangers of driver safety, and the cooperation with technology application companies such as travel services and freight platforms to strengthen prompts and warnings, we will make every effort to prevent major traffic accidents. (Source: Xinhua News Agency; Compiler/Car Home Cai Liyuan)