Question: Do People Drive Cars In China?

Can tourists drive in China?

China does not recognize the International Driving Permit or other foreign driver’s licenses.

Only foreigners with a valid residence permit can apply for a Chinese driver’s license.

Tourists are therefore not allowed to drive in China..

Is driving in China safe?

Driving safety has become an extremely severe problem in China due to rapid motorization. Unless more effective measures are taken, the fatality risk and the total fatalities due to road traffic accidents are expected to continue to increase.

Is it hard to drive in China?

Driving in China is either utterly terrifying, or amazingly awesome depending on your state of mind and attitude. Coming from America, it’s not very difficult to get around. It’s right lane driving, and the signage is easier than European countries because they have english translations.

Can foreigners buy a car in China?

Chinese cars are generally much cheaper than imported vehicles. Prior to buying a car in China foreigners must get a People’s Republic of China (PRC) driver’s licence, as foreign or international licences do not allow the holder to drive in the country.

Can you drive in China with a US license?

US citizens are usually required to have a valid passport and a US driver’s license. We suggest you apply for the International Driving License (IDL) to be on a safe side. If you want to rent a car in China, you should know that Americans who have a US driver license can apply for a temporary Chinese driver’s license.

What is the driving age in China?

18The legal driving age in China is 18. Unlike some countries that will allow foreign drivers to use their driver’s licenses from their native countries, China requires a local driving permit or a Chinese driver’s license.