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Road Safety in Sanya

Updated: 2016-07-20 10:33:14


A guide to Sanya’s road safety, rules and regulations to make your driving holiday in Sanya safer and more enjoyable.


Following a few simple road safety tips can help make your driving holiday in Sanya safer and more enjoyable.


Driving in Sanya

If you wish to drive in Sanya, you must hold a valid Chinese Driver License. To obtain a Chinese Driver License quickly, you must have a driver license issued in the country you live in, and pass a multiple choice driving theory test set by local driving examination centre at Sanya Traffic Police Department.


Sanya Traffic Police Department

Address: No. 156, Fenghuang Road, Sanya

Tel: 0898-88869015

Bus: 9, 10, 11, and get off at Jiao Jing Zhi Dui Bus Stop

Working hours: 9:00am-12:00am & 3:00pm-6:00pm


Seatbelts must always be worn when driving. All passengers in the car must also wear seatbelts.


Obey the road signs
You should familiarise yourself with the road signs in Sanya and make sure you obey them. Traffics rules and road signs are found in the traffics rule book, get one from the Sanya Traffic Police Department.


Speed limits are enforced in Sanya
Speed limits are strictly enforced in Sanya. The maximum speed limit in highways is 120 km/h, and average speed on the streets in the city is around 40 km/h. Some roads do not have visible speed limit signs, but speed limits still apply. You should be especially careful in residential areas and in school zones.


Alcohol and drugs

Drug driving is totally prohibited in China and the driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is extremely dangerous and China has very serious penalties if you are caught doing this. Driving after taking drugs that affect your ability to drive is illegal and penalties are severe.


In China, drivers are considered drunk if they have 80 milligrams or more of alcohol for every 100 milliliters of blood. Drivers who test at more than 20 milligrams but less than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood are considered to be under the influence of alcohol.


Emergency assistance
Follow China’s road traffic rules at all times. Do not panic when traffic accidents occur. Call 122 to report traffic accidents. For any language assistance, please call 12345 or 12301 government service hotlines.