Shenzhen traffic police will resume reservations for vehicles to Dapeng Peninsula during weekends and holidays between Aug. 1 and Oct. 8, Shenzhen traffic police department announced Monday.
The move is to relieve congestion on roads to eastern tourist attractions with the recovery of tourism and the onset of summer vacation.
The reservation system has been halted since May because of COVID-19.
Drivers who go to Dapeng Peninsula without making a reservation will be subject to a fine of 300 yuan (US$48) and receive three penalty points. The rule applies to any passenger vehicle with nine or less seats, including cars hailed via ride-sharing apps.
Visitors can register two weeks in advance via police WeChat ID “szjjwx,” or “深圳交警.” They can choose one of three periods to enter Dapeng: the morning time slot (12:01 a.m. to 12 p.m.), afternoon (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.) or night (6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.). If drivers cannot arrive in the areas at the appointed time periods due to traffic congestion or accidents, they can report their delay via the system, which will automatically extend their reservation for six hours.
Drivers who have successfully made a reservation will receive a confirmation text message from the police.
Taxis, trucks, emergency vehicles and cars seating 10 or more people are exempt from registering, as are people headed for other cities via the Yanba Expressway, as well as those who live or work in Dapeng.