Mar 28

China Watch Blog has learnt that a Japanese man in Shenzhen has received a lifetime driving ban for fleeing the scene of an accident, according to Shenzhen traffic police.

Norio Ohi, who works for a local toy company, ran over and killed a drunken man who was sitting by the road on the Nanguang Expressway in January 2009. Ohi fled after the accident, knowing that he had hit someone. He failed to report the accident to police. Ohi was arrested later and found guilty of committing hit-and-run.

Ohi, 62, is the eldest of 19 drivers who have received lifetime driving bans for fleeing the scenes of accidents, according to a list released by police.

The youngest, Deng Chuan, caused an accident in March last year. His car hit a tricycle pedal cab in Longgang and killed the rider.
According to police, their information will be on the national drivers’ management database and they will be unable to get drivers’ licenses in China.

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