Shenzhen police have reenacted a controversial punishment for drivers who improperly use their high beams at night, once again forcing those motorists to really see the error of their ways.
Yesterday, the Shenzhen police’s official Weibo account warned motorists that those caught driving with their brights on illegally would be made to stare straight into the blinding lights for an entire minute in order to teach them a lesson their corneas would not easily forget.
Police added that drivers would also be fined 300 yuan, lose points on their license and be made to recite regulations on the proper use of headlights.
Shenzhen police first tried this measure out back in 2014.
But this time, they’ve really gone all out, introducing a special chair that violators will made to sit in while receiving their lesson in light.
Here’s a picture of one of their first victims.
The punishment has become one of the most highly-discussed topics on Chinese social media and has received near unanimous approval from netizens who have apparently been blinded one too many times.
“Traffic police comrades, I believe this kind of punishment is not right, it’s inhumane, they should have to look for 5 minutes,” suggested one Weibo user.
“The whole country should implement this immediately,” wrote another.
Still, there were others who were confused about how this could possibly a thing, considering that there is no Chinese law that prescribes this type of punishment.
But, from shaming jaywalkers by making them “wear the green hat” to wielding badass sword-like batons, Shenzhen police have always marched to the sound of a different drum.
“I admire the Shenzhen traffic police the most out of any force in the country. They really know how to have fun,” commented one Weibo user.
[Images via Weibo]