Residents Encouraged to Take Photographs of Violations

Residents Encouraged to Take Photographs of ViolationsResidents are being encouraged by traffic police to use mobile phone cameras or other cameras to recorded evidence in reporting violations of vehicles that doesn’t yield to pedestrians at intersections without traffic lights.

Residents can then send in their photos as evidence to support the violations through the official police microblogs or by visiting the nearest police station. They can also send the photos via mobile phones along with the information such as the place and time of the violation. During this time the police will confirm the authenticity of the photographs before contacting the accused drivers and imposing the necessary fines.

Last August 23 traffic police started a campaign to monitor violations of drivers failing to yield to pedestrians at intersections and crossings without traffic lights. Since then police have recorded more than 2,616 violations. That measure is part of a policy extension that began in March last year that encourages residents in reporting common violations by using multimedia messages.

Traffic police welcomes all reports of any type of violations and will give out rewards of 100 yuan and 5,000 yuan for any successful reports of serious violations and up to 20,000 yuan for reports on drivers caught fleeing the accident scene.

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