“Ban on Motorcycles” In Guangzhou to Be Lifted Soon?

It is reported that Guangzhou is preparing to lift the ban on motorcycles! Motorcycles will be able to get back on the road? ! 

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On September 1, 2006, Guangzhou government officially imposed a ban on motorcycles. In the following two years, the cities of Guangdong followed the pace. Since then, motorcycles in downtown Guangzhou have disappeared overnight. But now the good news is coming!

Motorcycle Sales with Motorcycle plate

The ban on motorcycles has been implemented for 12 years, and government’s attitude towards motorcycles has changed from “ban” to “management.” Recently, the relevant departments posted an article publicly seeking opinions on the new policy of motorcycles.

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When a seller sells a motorcycle, he must provide motorcycle plate at the same time, which means that the buyer must register while buying the motorcycle.

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Such an approach eliminates most unregistered motorcycles and solves the problem of unlicensed violations and reduces traffic accidents.

According to the pilot notice, each city should set up one county (district) at least as a pilot. Pilot work will be carried out before January 15, 2019, and the scope of the pilot will be gradually expanded. After June 1, 2020, the province fully implemented the new rule of “Motorcycle Sales with Motorcycle plate.”

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Why is the motorcycle

 banned in Guangzhou?

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At that time, the ban on motorcycles was just beginning to be implemented. There were indeed many opposition voices in many places in Guangzhou, especially in the suburbs. However, the situation of motorcycle driving was chaotic, and there were even more phenomena such as “biker gangs fighting” and “overloading”. It is necessary to rectify it.

After more than 10 years of hard work, there is basically no motorcycle on the road in downtown Guangzhou. Even in the suburbs, the motorcycle is hard to find. Instead, it is 

  • Popularity of cars or electric bikes

  • Surge in Guangzhou’s big traffic jams.

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  • In the early 1990s, the number of registered motorcycles in Guangzhou exceeded to 200,000.

  • In 1997, the number of motorcycles registered in Guangzhou was as high as 400,000.

The former motorcycle used to be a symbol of being rich, and it was generally more than 10,000 yuan at least per motorcycle (the average monthly income per capita was only a few hundred). At that time, Buying a motorcycle with a price of tens of thousands equals to buying a Porsche currently.

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On the road, you can stop the “Motorcycle taxi”, which is very popular, also more convenient and cheaper than the taxi!

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A picture of a family of three driving a motorcycle. 

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The appearance of motorcycles really makes us feel convenient and affordable. At least no traffic jam, parking fees are cheap, and the cost of owning a motorcycle is low…

Security risks

But at the same time, there are also many hidden dangers. In the streets of Guangzhou, the phenomenon of being grabed the gold chain, handbags, mobile phones can be seen everywhere.

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And the unlicensed motorcycles were more messy. A lot of drivers who have not passed the driving tests and drive the motorcycles directly on the road, which is really dangerous.

Unlicensed motorcycles have caused a lot of traffic safety problems. Finally, in 2006, Guangzhou had to adopt a one-size-fits-all approach.

Now, after implementing the new policy, the motorcycles will be strictly managed and the driving license’s points deduction management will be implemented. Is it possible to solve the original chaos?