'Zombie cars' pulled off streets in intensive campaign

In the Pudong New Area, police said they have cleared about 400 such cars this year along major streets.
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Shanghai traffic police said on Thursday that an intensive campaign to remove “zombie cars” from the streets since the beginning of this year has paid off.

The so-called “zombie cars” are those found parked on streets for months or years without moving. 

In the Pudong New Area, police said they have cleared about 400 such cars this year along major streets. The “zombie cars” towed away by police are now all located in a parking lot on Chenhang Highway.

Pudong police said they will target smaller streets, residential complexes and parking lots in cooperation with subdistricts, residential committees and property management firms.

The information of such cars is publicized at residential committees or the property management offices of residential complexes where they were found, and if no one comes to claim them after six months, they will be scrapped.

In Jiading District, police have been teaming up with subdistricts and urban management workers to spot and remove “zombie cars."

About 230 have been removed from streets, market places and residential complexes this year, the district police said.

Police said they allow car owners three days to remove the cars themselves, but if they fail to do so, the cars will be towed away.

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