(Yicai Global) Aug. 24 – Shenzhen will set up a management platform to regulate the take-out food delivery services in the face of increasing number of traffic accidents the delivery couriers involved and ensuing legal cases. Take-out delivery couriers who are found to violate traffic rules will be barred from delivering food, and companies where they work will be held accountable.
Traffic police department of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau said on Aug. 22 that it will establish China's first delivery management platform for take-out delivery vehicles. The delivery couriers who are punished by traffic police for three times will be blacklisted by all take-out delivery platforms and online food delivery companies will ban them from using their take-out delivery vehicles for one year.
Shenzhen traffic police department said that companies where such couriers work will also be held accountable. Shenzhen police will make such companies public by disclosing total number and the rate of traffic law violations each month and will summon heads of the top three violating companies.
Data released from Shenzhen traffic police show that there were more than 30,000 accidents due to traffic violations by take-out delivery couriers in the first seven months of 2017.