Drivers Asked to Give Way to Crossing Pedestrians

Drivers Asked to Give Way to Crossing PedestriansA new traffic safety management rule was announced and took effect on January 1st that will fine drivers if they don’t give priority to pedestrians at intersections without traffic lights. The fine has been set at 500 yuan and police will be using surveillance cameras to monitor the violations. Pedestrians caught crossing the streets while the light is red will be fined 100 yuan. Pedestrians caught climbing road fences to cross roads will be fined 200 yuan.

As electric bicycles and pedal bikes are not permitted on vehicle lanes, bicycle riders should drive on the non-vehicle lanes on the right side of vehicle lanes. Bike riders are reminded that they need to push their bikes while crossing roads instead of riding them across. Those who are caught violating the rules will be fined 100 yuan.

Bicycles are also not allowed to carry passengers, except bicycles with fixed seats; those can carry one child below 120 centimeters. This move ensures the safety of riders and passengers and prevents traffic accidents. A one-week grace period will be given by the police, who will start imposing the punishments next week.

1 Comment for “Drivers Asked to Give Way to Crossing Pedestrians”

  1. Ha ha, good luck with that.

    It is safer to cross when the traffic has passed and the pedestrian light is still red. When it turns green you get mown down by traffic from behind. Why is traffic given a green light to drive at pedestrains? Happens all the time.

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