Drivers Lined Up to Submit Exemption Applications for Traffic Violations
A resident of Nanshan District has submitted an application for penalty exemption to the district traffic police authorities and became the first applicant after the traffic bureau introduced the penalty exemption policy earlier this week. Based on the new policy, local motorists can apply for the exemption of a fine of up to 500yuan and penalty points for their first violations since January of this year as long as they don’t have any violations on record in the past two years.
The applicant said he has no prior violations since December of 2012 and when he was issued a ticket for parking illegally in Yuyuan Road in Nanshan, and another ticket in February for parking illegally on a road outside his parking estate since he couldn’t find a parking space in the estate garage, he then applied to have the fine waived. The Nanshan traffic bureau said that the exemption will be granted in 15 days after the application is submitted, verified and processed.
Around 78 car owners have submitted their exemptions applications last Wednesday. Many of the drivers praised the new policy and it even help push motorists to be even more careful when driving and following traffic regulations. According to the traffic police bureau there are 20,000 local drivers are eligible for the exemption which is the first of its kind in the country. But the violations are eligible for exemption are those minor ones such as running red lights, illegal parking or illegally crossing a dividing line.
The applicants should be the car owners and their violations must have not caused any accidents, if the violations involve penalty points the penalty points added to their licenses will automatically canceled once their applications for exemption is approved.