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

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).

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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.

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The practice seemed to gain the approval of many netizens, with one even saying:

“The whole country should implement this immediately.”

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