City Saw a Drop in Traffic Violations
Following the implementation of new national traffic rules, the city saw a drop in traffic violations such as drunk driving, speeding, running a red light and using duplicated plates. The new rules implemented was said to be the toughest in the history of China when they took effect last month.
Local traffic police said that speeding violations have dropped 80 percent and running red lights have also dropped to 30 percent compared to the same period last year. in January traffic police recorded more than 16,000 red light violations which showed a 34 percent dropping compared to last year. 105 of these violations were vehicles that run a red light more than three times, 27 of the said vehicles are from Shenzhen while the other is from outside of Shenzhen.
Speeding violations were more than 2,000 in January an 81 percent decrease, in which 1,400 have exceeded the speed limit by 20 percent, while 200 vehicles exceeded the speed limit by 50 percent. 520 violations for overloaded vehicles were also recorded which showed a decrease of 21 percent compared to last year and 173 drunk driving violations a 59 percent drop. Most of the drunken driving violations were male drivers and are already receiving training for their violations.