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This post was edited by pnp at 2016-8-11 15:26

China's traffic violation penalties are so light, they don't act as a deterrent at all!  For instance, just today on CCTV News, a motorist was chased through busy city streets by a traffic policeman on motorcycle at high speed, weaving in and out of lanes, endangering other road users. The motorist finally stopped at a set of traffic lights, only because his path was blocked by other vehicles waiting at the lights.  He was found to be driving without a licence, which was withdrawn because of a previous violation.  Guess what?  He was merely fined 200 yuan!!  What a joke!  Such serious violation, and being caught after a long and dangerous chase, and he was fined a mere pittance, which of course he could easily afford to pay; so where is the deterrent?  And what's worse, he is a repeat offender, which makes his violation doubly more serious!
This sort of penalty regime not only does not deter, on the contrary, it encourages others to offend as the reward far outweighs the penalty!  And this is but one of many serious violation cases given very light and laughable penalties.  In some other cases, a small fine and a few demerit points or a few days in a police cell,  is the norm.  In countries where traffic offences are taken very seriously by the police, the bloke mentioned above would have been thrown in jail to rot for a few years, a lesson he would never forget and he would never re-offend upon release!
It's high time the traffic police get serious and drastically increase the penalties for serious violations to act as an effective deterrent for the safety of all road users, motorists and pedestrians alike!
The traffic police must not take the easy way out by applying administrative penalties, which are by nature light and ineffective. They should charge serious offenders in court and let the court apply the full force of the law on them!  It may involve a bit more paper work, but that is certainly worth it, since lives and limps are at stake!
Any right thinking person would be sickened by the fact that serious traffic offenders are given a mere slap on the wrist!

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This post was edited by dostoevskydr at 2016-8-11 14:16
  1. Any right thinking person would be sickened by the fact that serious traffic offenders are given a mere slap on the wrist!
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Have you read the Law on Road Traffic Safety ?
Please read it first and  we can then have a meaningful discussion on  the subject of "OP" ( It is VIII Chapters - 124 Articles ).

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This post was edited by pnp at 2016-8-11 14:31
dostoevskydr Post time: 2016-8-11 14:11
Have you read the Law on Road Traffic Safety ?
Please read it first and then we can have a meanin ...

Ha, interesting that your brought it up. Regardless what is in the law, the enforcement and implementation is weak.  The traffic law, like so many other laws in China, looks nice on paper but it is not followed, as we see so often.  The law is a toothless tiger and most motorists know that, hence those more willing to take risks, will go ahead to offend, knowing that the penalties applied are mere pittance, especially now that the Chinese are rich and can afford the fines; even a few days in a police cell is not a deterrent, since free food and lodging is provided, courtesy of taxpayers!

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This post was edited by pnp at 2016-8-11 14:26
dostoevskydr Post time: 2016-8-11 14:11
Have you read the Law on Road Traffic Safety ?
Please read it first and  we can then have a meani ...

You really are a theory based person.  You seem to believe that just because there is a law, it would be implemented to the letter.  That's a fallacy!  I look at what happens on the road, not at the law, because like everyone else in China, I know China's laws are not seriously applied!
China has a set of beautiful food safety laws and what do you have?  Food safety concern is the biggest concern for Chinese consumers!  Please don't try to throw me off with laws; better for you to see what actually happens on the road despite the law!

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This post was edited by dostoevskydr at 2016-8-11 16:23
pnp Post time: 2016-8-11 14:18
Ha, interesting that your brought it up. Regardless what is in the law, the enforcement and implem ...

You said; " China's Traffic Violation Penalties Are  Big Joke! "
I said; " Have you read the law
on Road Traffic Safety ?

YOU : "I am  police, judge, jury, and executioner."

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dostoevskydr Post time: 2016-8-11 14:26
You said; " China's Traffic Violation Penalties Are  Big Joke! "
I said; " Have you read the law  ...

You won't be taking it so lightly if you happen to be a victim of those reckless traffic offenders!

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pnp Post time: 2016-8-11 14:25
You really are a theory based person.  You seem to believe that just because there is a law, it wou ...
  1. I look at what happens on the road
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And then you follow them ( the incidents ) through the end to come up with an opinion " Traffic Violation Penalities Are Big Joke ".
How many such "incidents" have you watched to conclude that " Traffic Violation Penalities Are Big Joke ". ?
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