Bright lights bring a ‘light’ penalty

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

To make the pun­ish­ment fit the crime, po­lice in a sprawl­ing Chi­nese me­trop­o­lis are mak­ing driv­ers who in­ap­pro­pri­ately flash their bright lights suf­fer the same agony.

In a post on their mi­cro blog, traf­fic po­lice in Shen­zhen, Guang­dong province, said vi­o­la­tors were be­ing made to look at bright head­lights for five min­utes.

The post de­scribed it as an “ap­pro­pri­ate ex­pe­ri­ence” that would make of­fend­ers “sense the harm” such use of their head­lights could cause.

Vi­o­la­tors also have to lis­ten to a po­lice ex­pla­na­tion on prop­erly us­ing head­lights and pay a fine of 300 yuan ($49), the post said.

The post in­cluded a photo of a man sit­ting on a red plas­tic stool look­ing into the bright lights of what ap­peared to be a po­lice ve­hi­cle with a uni­formed of­fi­cer stand­ing nearby.

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