Bright lights bring a ‘light’ penalty
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.