Drug Addicts Banned From Driving Licenses in China

Applicants will be cross checked with list of "registered drug addicts".


BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua)—China has decided to ban drug addicts from obtaining driver's licenses, part of its efforts to decrease the incidences of driving under the influence of drugs, according to a circular made public Monday.

Drug addicts who have not recovered from addiction must apply to have their driver's licenses revoked within 30 days. Authorities will revoke the licenses of those who fail to do so in accordance with relevant regulations, the Ministry of Public Security said in the circular on its website.