1. In accordance with the 《The Road Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China》,《The Stipulation of the Vehicle Traffic Accidents Liability Compulsory Insurance》,《 Regulations of Beijing Municipality on the Implementation of < The Road Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China >》and the stipulations of relevant laws and regulations, and in light of the accidents-handling practices within the Beijing Municipality, this procedure was formulated to ensure the orderly, safe and smooth road traffic of Beijing as well as to relieve the congestion caused by traffic accidents and enhance road traffic efficiency.

2. On roads within the administrative area of the Municipality, the drivers shall negotiate and handle accidents by themselves in case of traffic accident which has caused damages between vehicles or slight injury to personnel, but vehicles are still moveable.?

3. After the accident specified by the second article of this procedure has occurred, the drivers must stop their vehicles immediately while turning on the warning-light, and also the shape-indicating light and the far-end lights in case the accident happens at night. After noting down each other’s car-plate number and ways of contact they should move their vehicles rapidly under safe conditions to a place where they do not obstruct the traffic flow for further negotiation and solution.
The other vehicles should give way to ensure safety when the accident vehicles leave the scene.

4. The drivers must move the vehicles rapidly to a place where they do not obstruct the traffic flow, call 122 and wait for the traffic police after marking out the accident scene on the ground, under one of the following scenarios:

Art. 1 Based on 《The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Road Traffic Safety》, 《The Regulation of Implementation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Road Traffic Safety》, 《Procedures for Handling Road Traffic Accidents》and the practice of handling traffic accidents in the city, the present Regulation is hereby promulgated to ensure the orderliness, safety, and smooth going of the road traffic within the city, to improve the passage efficiency, to provide convenience to the masses, as well as to protect the lawful rights and interests of all the traffic participants and the parties involved in traffic accidents.

Art.2 The present Regulation is applicable to those traffic accidents, which can, in compliance with the law, be negotiated and settled by the parties concerned themselves or be handled with the Simplified Procedure by the traffic police on the scene.

Art.3 The traffic accident referred to in the present Regulation means the traffic accident that takes place within the jurisdiction of this municipality, which makes no personal injury or death, or has just caused minor injury as rated by the injured.

Art.4 As soon as a traffic accident happens to a motor vehicle, the driver concerned should immediately turn on the hazard flash lights, and during nighttime turn on the width indicators and the rear lights, set up the warning sign towards the direction facing the coming vehicle and take measures to extend the warning distance.
If the accident is reported soon after it happens, the parties involved should obey the command of the traffic police to immediately withdraw from the scene and restore the traffic.

(Adopted at the 5th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People's Congress on October 28, 2003 and promulgated by Order No.8 of the President of the People’s Republic of China on October 28, 2003)

Chapter I General Provisions

Article 1 This Law is enacted with a view to maintaining road traffic order, taking precautions against and reducing traffic accidents, protecting personal safety, safeguarding the safety of property and other lawful rights and interests of citizens, legal persons and other organizations, and increasing passage efficiency.

Article 2 Within the territory of the People's Republic of China, the drivers of vehicles, pedestrians, passengers and the units and individuals involved in road traffic activities shall observe this Law.

Article 3 Work for road traffic safety shall be carried out in adherence to the principles of conducting administration according to law and making things convenient to the masses, to guarantee good order, safety and unimpeded flow of road traffic.

Article 4 People's governments at various levels shall guarantee that the administrative work for road traffic safety fits with the economic and social development.

In order to meet the needs of road traffic development, all local people's governments at or above the county level shall, in accordance with the laws and regulations on road traffic safety and the relevant policies of the State, work out administration plans for road traffic safety, and take charge of their implementation.