Illegal Parking to be Fined with Heavy Penalties based on New Traffic Regulations

Illegal Parking to be Fined with Heavy Penalties based on New Traffic RegulationsKnown as the strict area which encompasses parts of Luohu and Futian districts and marked by Bao’an Road in the east, Beihuan Boulevard and Nigang Road in the north, Xinzhou Road in the west and border roads with Hong Kong in the south. Traffic police will be punishing all acts of illegal parking through heavy penalties as these is how they will be interpreting the new traffic regulations that will be taking effect on January 1.

From January first, the city will be increasing the minimum fine for illegal roadside parking to 500 yuan from the previous 200 yuan and a representative from the police traffic department will be providing detailed methods of punishment of these violations at an appropriate time. Traffic police can now fine drivers from 200 to 2,000 yuan depending on factors such as time and the place of violation and the severity of the traffic congestion it will be creating. Police also have the authority to order drivers that illegally parked their card in restricted areas to move and if the driver refuses to do those the police can tow their vehicles to designated areas.

Drivers will be asked to stop driving if they fail to deal with their violation within 45 days after being captures by surveillance cameras. When these violators are caught again within 45 days will be fines 1,000 yuan if driving heavy vehicles and drivers of light vehicles are fined 300 yuan and the vehicles will be impounded until the violations are settled.

Drivers parking near bus stops and places that can cause traffic congestion will be towed. Drivers violating the merging rule that requires them to take turns in merging lanes will be fined. Driver not giving way to special vehicles will be fine 1,000 yuan which is three times the present fine plus three points deducted from their licenses as well.

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