Traffic police to target speeding and night-time noise pollution

Shanghai traffic police said yesterday they have started a campaign to crack down on speeding and traffic noise pollution at night.

Shanghai traffic police said yesterday they have started a campaign to crack down on speeding and traffic noise pollution at night.

Authorities will focus on hot spots for tourists, shopping centers, entertainment venues, hospitals and neighborhoods. Road blocks will be set up at different places each night to tackle the much-complained problem of noise pollution.

Police said they would use residents' feedback to keep a list of streets where speeding often occurred.

Authorities did not specify the duration of the campaign. 

Ti Gong

A man, surnamed Ni, was caught driving a car “with technical data deviating from registered numbers” on the Xujiahui Road off-ramp of the North-South Elevated Road yesterday when police stopped him.

Police said they would use SMS messages, phone calls and letters to ask owners of illegally modified vehicles to comply with traffic regulations and not to cause noise pollution. 

Authorities will work closely with vehicle repair workshops and the vehicle inspection agency to ensure that vehicles do not have illegally modified parts such as additional turbines, enlarged exhaust pipes or mufflers.

Police will also investigate companies that offer illegal modification of motor vehicles, warning that they could face criminal charges.

Police have encouraged residents to report illegally modified vehicles through the Chinese-language “Shanghai Jiaojing” and sh.122.gov.cn apps. 

Owners of illegally modified vehicles face a reprimand or a 500 yuan (US$76) fine. They will be compelled to remove the illegal modifications under supervision.


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