Chinese police force bad drivers to stare into headlights

A driver forced to stared into the high beams (Shenzhen traffic police department/Sina Weibo)
A driver forced to stared into the high beams (Shenzhen traffic police department/Sina Weibo)

Chinese police have found a novel way of punishing bad drivers.

The Chinese city of Shenzhen has been plagued with drivers who leave their high beam lights on and dazzle other drivers.

In retaliation, the police have taken an eye for an eye approach.

According to a social media posting to Sina Weibo by the Shenzhen traffic police department, drivers they catch will be forced to stare into a police vehicles' full beams for five minutes.

A picture shows the punishment, with a driver sitting in front of a police vehicle while light pours into his eyes.

Many Shenzhen residents support the approach.

"An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth! This punishment should be popularised. When can it be used to deal with red-light running or hit-and-run?" one asked.

"Full-beam headlights are evil. I suggest they extend the stare time to 30 minutes, splitting it into three time periods, and let people take a 60-second break in between," another suggested.

People living in other cities were less convinced.

"I live in Shanghai," said the blogger Darkcity2.

"Of all the absolutely mind-bogglingly inconsiderate **** drivers do on the road here, driving with your high beams on is low on the list."

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