Pulled this directly from the Dalian Expat Web site, not sure how accurate it is, but I found it quite interesting:
Some facts about driving in China courtesy of CCTV.
1. In 1995 there were more than 950,000 REGISTERED car accidents in China, most of which were caused by new drivers. Given the fact that most accidents in China are settled by handing over cash on the spot, this is a terrifying statistic.
2. In the first two years after having passed your test there is a 15% chance of having an accident.
3. The average experience of a Chinese driver in China is less than two years.