Changes in Amendments to Increase Fines for Road Violations
According to the newly drafted amendments to the regulations on traffic offense punishment stated that drivers caught using their mobile phones while driving can be fined 300 yuan. The draft was submitted to the city’s legislature for final review. The fine will not only be limited to the use of mobile phones but also with the use of other electronic devices that poses a threat to a driver’s safety on the road.
Along with the fine amendments were made to raise the penalty of traffic offenses from 200 yuan to 500 yuan which includes non motorized vehicles that fail to meet the city standard or those illegally occupying lanes that are designated for motor vehicles. The amendment also included a 3,000 yuan fine for driving in the wrong direction on expressway, fast roads and tunnels.
Meanwhile the fine for those not giving way to fire engines, ambulance and police and rescue vehicles will be fined 1,000 uan up from the previous fine of 300 yuan. Illegal roadside parking will have fines of between 200 up to 2,000 yuan depending on the location and time of the offense as these will be decided that the law enforcement officials on how much the violator has caused the effect of traffic floe due to his illegally parking.