Chinese Police Make High-Beam Offenders Look into Their Own Headlights

In a move that somehow doesn’t surprise us all that much, the Chinese police has found a rather harsh manner of punishing drivers who inappropriately use their high beams.
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Photo: Sina Weibo
As you can see above, offenders are given a taste of their own medicine, being forced to look at the bright lights for a period of five minutes. The pic was posted on Sina Weibo, a Chinese social media platform resembling Twitter, by the traffic police in the southern city of Shenzen.

The post clearly stated that “From this point on, traffic police will make drivers caught misusing their bright lights stare into them for five minutes”, with this being followed by... a smiley face emoticon - who knows, perhaps this would be a good occasion to invent a new emoticon, a bespoke application for the matter.

The police explained they found this measure appropriate, as it would make the offenders realize the harm they are causing to others. We wonder if there's any high beam assistant in the world that can get one out of such trouble.

Of course, the traditional punishment accompanies this, with the post stating that the guilty drivers will also have to pay a CNY 300 (US$ 50) fine. Oh and the police will also lecture them on how to correctly use the headlights. Actually, we are a bit curious on how the officers would explain more delicate pieces, such as Audi's Matrix LED headlights.

Now that China has become the greatest car market in the world, the authorities are facing all sorts of issues related to this. In terms of figures, China posted an 8.2 percent year-on-year increase for the first seven months of the year, with 13.30 million vehicles having found new owners in 2014.
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