On Tuesday, traffic officers in Chongqing’s Jiangjin District blatantly targeted female drivers, pulling them over… in order to give flowers as a surprise gift for International Women’s Day! Yay!
When Mrs. Chen was pulled over by the police, she said she felt very nervous, thinking that she must have done something wrong. She breathed in a sigh of relief after the officer handed her a single red rose instead of a ticket.
“We prepared 200 flowers to give away to female drivers who follow the rules of the road,” one traffic officer explained. “We want to express our well wishes to all women, but in the meantime, use this opportunity to tell all drivers, particularly female drivers, to get rid of their bad driving habits, follow the regulations and cherish life.”
Just when we were thinking someone was actually doing something worthwhile for Women’s Day…
It turns out that each flower comes with a card written by the traffic officers. They include such “warm driving tips” as: “Do not wear high heels when driving,” “Keep your seats farther back from the steering wheel” and “Do not answer phone calls, take selfies or share posts on WeChat while driving.”
Thanks, Chongqing traffic officers, thanks a lot. You guys would get along well with the Beijing police and whoever thought extra-wide, “women-only” parking spaces was a good idea.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via cqjjnet]