Chinese Drivers Who Blind Others With Their Headlights Get the Best Punishment

Chinese Drivers Who Blind Others With Their Headlights Get the Best Punishment

November 2, 2016
Police officers in Shenzhen have found a way to make insensitive drivers learn their lesson — give them a taste of their medicine.
Motorists illegally using their blinding high beams lights at night are made to stare at their own headlights for a whole minute, Shenzhen police warned through Weibo.
Violators will also lose points on their license, must recite regulations, and pay 300 yuan ($45).
Subscribe to
NextShark's Newsletter

A daily dose of Asian America's essential stories, in under 5 minutes.

Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories to your inbox daily for free.

Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive.

This “eye for an eye” punishment was first tested in 2014, but the earlier arrangement sought a longer ordeal of five minutes on the driver’s end. Netizens first thought it was a joke.
Now, police have upgraded to using a chair specially designed for the violation, Shanghaiist said.
It looks like something kids would love to sit on, but for irresponsible drivers, it’s close to some medieval torture.
The practice seemed to gain the approval of many netizens, with one even saying:
“The whole country should implement this immediately.”
      Carl Samson

      Carl Samson is a Senior Editor for NextShark




      Many people might not know this, but NextShark is a small media startup that runs on no outside funding or loans, and with no paywalls or subscription fees, we rely on help from our community and readers like you.

      Everything you see today is built by Asians, for Asians to help amplify our voices globally and support each other. However, we still face many difficulties in our industry because of our commitment to accessible and informational Asian news coverage.

      We hope you consider making a contribution to NextShark so we can continue to provide you quality journalism that informs, educates, and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for supporting NextShark and our community.

      © 2023 NextShark, Inc. All rights reserved.