Certain Chinese drivers have expressed their … displeasure at those who excessively use high beam headlights at night by installing frightening decals on the back of their cars.
This certainly isn’t a sight you would be expecting to see driving along a motorway on a dark night with your high beams on.
Without light, these decals are barely visible. So when the unsuspecting driver turns his/her high beam on, they are treated to a rather frightening view indeed.
Obviously, stickers like these pose a danger to motorists and increase the risk of accidents occurring. As such, drivers caught using these stickers in some provinces may be fined up to 100 yuan, Xinhua News reports.
Absurdly, these stickers are purchasable by the general public for around 16 yuan each on the Chinese online marketplace Taobao.
The stickers come in all sorts, sizes and shapes, depicting animals, people and characters from popular media and fairy tales to purposely make high beam abusers shit their pants.
What’s funny is that these products fetch quite positive reviews on Taobao; almost as if users enjoy transforming their cars from a mode of transportation to a vengeful cause of accidents/injuries… and possibly even fatalities.
Still, these stickers are a response to a genunie problem. Chinese drivers are known to drive at night with either no headlights or their high beams on. Earlier this month, Chinese media reported on a controversial punishment in Shenzhen where misbehaving drivers are made to stare into their own high beam lights for a full minute.
By Christopher Shi
[Images via People’s Daily / chuansong.me]