Car ad crew punished for disrupting traffic

Four from the crew blocked lanes by driving in a low speed ahead of other cars to clear the way for the rest of the crew shooting the ad ahead.
Shanghai traffic police

The new car being shot in the advertisement is now temporarily seized by the police.

Four people have been detained for disrupting traffic on an elevated road when shooting a car advertisement, Shanghai traffic police said on Monday.

The offense took place on the part of the Middle Ring Road between Caobao Road and Xianxia Road at 6am last Sunday morning.

The four of the crew in four cars blocked lanes on the elevated road by driving in a low speed ahead of other cars to clear the way for the rest of the crew shooting the advertisement ahead.

The crew are from a local advertising company called "Gwantsi" which was registered in Jiading District.

The man surnamed Yu, who allegedly organized the shooting, will be detained for 10 days for "disrupting public order," while the other three will be detained for five days, police said.

The driver of the new car in shooting has been fined for not bringing a driving license, not having a car plate, illegally parking on elevated roads, not using cornering lamps when changing lanes and changing two lanes in the same direction at one time.

The driver in a car shooting the new car has also been fined for illegal lane changing and illegal modification of car features, police said.

Both drivers' cars have also been temporarily seized by the police.

Police said they started their investigation after receiving a report from a driver who passed the crew, and the driver has been fined for blaring horns at the crew because this act is illegal within the Outer Ring Road in Shanghai.

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