(ECNS) -- South China's Hainan Province plans to impose a registration system for cars from other regions entering the island starting from next August.
The government regulation, released on Wednesday, says that from August 1 next year, non-local cars driven on the province's roads must be registered online, by phone, or at local offices for a maximum of 120 days a year per entry. Drivers can apply for the entry multiple times.
When the measures become effective, non-local cars already in the province will be placed under local traffic management. For example, cars belonging to Hainan-based institutes or Hainan-registered enterprises will be given a transition period till Dec. 31, 2020.
The people's governments at city, county, and autonomous county levels can implement traffic control measures in key time periods, road sections, and areas according to actual needs. Traffic authorities will increase law enforcement through the addition of new road signs and video surveillance resources.
The regulation also says that special vehicles such as police cars, fire engines, ambulances, and engineering rescue vehicles, as well as new energy cars not for transportation business use, will not be affected by the restriction.