Bus and truck drivers fined for not updating personal info with police

Bus and truck drivers who fail to update their contact information within 30 days since changes took place will be fined 200 yuan, the traffic police said.

Sixteen bus and truck drivers have been fined 200 yuan (US$30) each since last month for not updating their personal contact information with police in time, authorities said on Monday.

Shanghai traffic police have embarked on a month-long campaign to correct bus and truck drivers’ registration data in an effort to better manage drivers of such vehicles for traffic safety.

Police said they have talked to over 100 companies so far about anomalies in this regard.

Bus and truck drivers who fail to update their contact information within 30 days from changes taking place are fined 200 yuan, the traffic police said.

Police warn that in this case drivers could miss important reminders from police in terms of annual driving license inspections and license renewal.

Dai Yi, an official in charge of vehicle management with Shanghai traffic police, said some drivers were found to have left other people’s contact information during registration, and some left invalid mobile phone numbers.

“We try to contact those who leave only addresses, but sometimes those addresses are also invalid,” she said, adding that police have managed to update over one million items of driver information in the past few years.

Dai said transportation companies which are found to have neglected to correct their drivers’ information will also be held responsible.

Meanwhile as a new measure, traffic police officers in their daily work can now update drivers’ addresses or mobile phone numbers on their hand-held devices, police said.

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