BEIJING - The number of motor vehicles on China's roads has hit 199 million, including more than 85 million automobiles, according to a statement released by the the Ministry of Public Security on Oct 7.
The ministry's definition of motor vehicles includes motorcycles,tractors, trucks and cars.
A total of 205 million Chinese have learnt to drive. Of them, 144 million have learnt to drive automobiles, according to the statement.
The number of motor vehicles in China is increasing at a speed of more than 20 million per year and the population of drivers grows at a speed of more than 22 million per year, it reads.
China overtook the United States to become the world's largest automaker and automobile market in 2009.