To optimize the allocation of road traffic resources and promote green development on the island, Hainan is planing to impose a new rule to control the number of non-locally registered vehicles driving on the island starting from August this year.

According to a draft rule jointly issued by the Hainan Public Security Department and the Hainan Department of Transportation, Ecology, and the Environment, each vehicle registered outside Hainan is allowed to drive within the borders of the island province for a maximum of 120 days a year except the new-energy vehicles for non-commercial use.

Those who exceed the limit will be fined RMB 100 and have three points deducted from their licenses for each day they remain in violation of the law.

According to the new rule, cars with non-Hainan licenses will be recorded online through an automatic management system. Owners of non-Hainan registered cars can check how many days they have used on the official websites or WeChat accounts of local traffic management departments.

Some work units that have offices in Hainan will need to apply for restricted driving permits at their local traffic police bureaus. The transitional driving permit is valid until December 31st, 2020.

To apply for the restricted driving permit, Hainan-based institutes or Hainan-registered enterprises with non-locally registered vehicles will need to provide the following certified documents:

(1) Motor vehicle driver’s license

(2) Organization code or business license

(3) Letter of attorney

(4) Certification of trustee

(5) A driving record within the administrative region of Hainan Province

Vehicles for special use such as police cars, firefighting vehicles, ambulances and engineering rescue vehicles will not be restricted, according to the new rule. The rule will come into effect on August 1st, 2019.