In an attempt to prevent jaywalking in the city, traffic police in Changsha, Hunan province will begin “shaming” people into obeying road regulations.
As of this past Wednesday, people caught jaywalking can bypass paying a fine if they stand at a busy intersection for 20 minutes while holding a traffic safety sign.
Those who are pulled over for riding e-bikes in non-designated lanes will be sentenced to 60 minutes of “shaming”, the police said.
Shanghai last year introduced a similar policy to embarrass traffic violators by forcing them to stand atop a public podium and read a newspaper out loud to pedestrians.
The campaign has obviously worked wonders at keeping transgressors off the streets.
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