(ECNS) -- The Ministry of Public Security has vowed to punish four types of vehicles caught for violating traffic rules and said rule-breakers may find their personal credit records affected accordingly, People's Daily reported.
The ministry's traffic management bureau said passenger vehicles, chartered tourism buses, school buses and vehicles transporting dangerous items pose a greater threat than private cars in breaking traffic rules.
Local authorities were urged to publicize serious traffic offences found during the 2016 Lunar New Year holiday, including driver names, vehicle plate types, plate numbers, reasons for punishment, and penalties.
Information will also be shared on www.creditchina.gov.cn, which means financial institutions, insurance companies, tax authorities, and social credit institutions will be able to evaluate personal credit records, the report said.
This move will effectively warn off violating drivers and enterprises, as well as strengthen safety management, while enhancing driver safety education, it was added.
In addition, traffic administration authorities will further improve and standardize traffic safety measures, link them to personal credit records, and reduce the hidden dangers of traffic accidents.