Traffic Laws to Undergo Revisions to Increase Penalties
The city will be amending two of its major traffic laws and strengthen the penalties for violations in hopes to further curb reckless driving. Traffic authorities are now soliciting public opinion on the planned revision laws until Tuesday then they will be submitting the revision to the city legislature for approval. Drivers who join street racings will be deemed unfit to be charged in court and will be fined 2,000 yuan. Drivers deliberately driving at low speed can also be fined of up to 1,000 yuan the fine will also be effective to those vehicles not yielding to emergency vehicles and vehicles carrying hazardous wastes.
Those caught making phone calls while driving and not using proper safety facilities from children can be fined 300 yuan and those caught using a different license will be fined 5,000 to 20,000 yuan. Furthermore to effectively implement the ban on drunk driving the penalty will be extended to passengers who are family members or those in a subordinate relationship to the driver.
The city will also install digital IC chips on all local vehicles, non local vehicles will be required to install the chip ten days upon its arrival in the city. Failure to install the chip will results to a fine of 1,000 yuan. Based on a survey among citizens a majority of the respondents’ have showed support in the increase of the penalties for the violations, while other argued that it will be difficult to enforce the law due to language barriers which pertain to some cases.