|A Jaywalker is required by a police officer to wear green hat and jacket and serve as an instructor to promoting safety awareness among other pedestrians. (Photo/ youth.cn)|
On August 4, Shenzhen police introduced a new punishment in order to discourage jaywalkers.
Jaywalkers are required to wear green hats and jackets and serve as an instructor to promoting safety awareness among other pedestrians.
However, some citizens, especially men said the punishment was humiliating and unacceptable because "wearing a green hat" is an expression that Chinese use when a woman cheats on her husband or boyfriend.
In fact, hats are designed in green color to match with the instructors' green jackets, said a police officer.