Heavy truck accidents kill 303 since 2017: traffic police

In most of the cases, the accidents took place when heavy trucks knocked down straight-going people on bikes and e-bikes when making a right turn.

A total of 303 people were killed and 96 others injured in 306 road accidents involving heavy trucks since January 2017, Shanghai traffic police said on Friday.

In most of the cases, the accidents took place when heavy trucks knocked down straight-going people on bikes and e-bikes when making a right turn, police said.

Police have announced a campaign to crack down on traffic offenses from heavy trucks, container trucks and those which transport dangerous chemicals and construction waste.

Police said they will also hold one-on-one talks with transportation companies and require them to review and deal with traffic offense records of their truck drivers.

In Pudong New Area, all 1,328 drivers of trucks transporting construction waste from 31 companies will be required to take periodical traffic law education sessions and online tests, police said.

Pudong traffic police said they have punished over 12,000 traffic offenses from trucks transporting construction waste in the past month in a crackdown campaign and seized 395 such trucks.


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