(China Plus) A new penalty for traffic violations by drivers of electric vehicles has been put into action in Xinyu City in Jiangxi Province. If the driver posts on WeChat Moments that they broke the rules, and the post gets at least 30 likes from their followers, they can be exempted from the regular penalties, according to a report by jxnews.com.cn on Friday.|
The WeChat Moment sent by a traffic violator surnamed Zhang, Jiangxi Province, on Thursday, April 19, 2018. [Photo: jxnews.com.cn]
The new punishment only applies to minor traffic violations by electric vehicle drivers, such as driving the wrong way down a street, driving in the wrong lane, and driving without a helmet.
"I prefer the new penalty. Sending a WeChat Moment to admit guilt about my traffic violation makes me feel disgraced, but the method has had such impact, I won't make this mistake a second time," said one traffic violator surnamed Zhang.