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Nearly 1,000 Chinese high-beam violators get punished by dazzling in South China

(People's Daily Online)    23:50, February 16, 2017

Police in south China’s Wenzhou are punishing drivers who dazzle others with high-beam headlights by making them stare into the lights, or get fined.

The photos taken on February 15, 2017 in Wenzhou city show people sitting directly in front of a car with the vehicles’ headlights on. The bright high beams blasted toward their faces.


Drivers can choose either to pay a fine or to spend some time in front of the beam. Among all 1,820 high-beam violators caught on Tuesday night in the city, 950 chose the latter instead of paying the RMB50 (7.29 USD) fine and got one point deducted from their license.

The unconventional penalty was once deployed by Shenzhen police in south China in November 2016, which sparked huge discussion online. Some netizens praised the conduct and said the one-minute stare was way too short, whilst some others were concerned that the punishment could seriously damage the drivers’ vision. 

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