Police traffic crackdown targets non-motor vehicles and pedestrians

Shanghai police launched their first united citywide crackdown on traffic violations involving non-motor vehicles and pedestrians on Friday.
Ti Gong

A police officer checks the identity of a man on a shared bike who committed a traffic violation.

Shanghai police launched their first united citywide crackdown on traffic violations involving non-motor vehicles and pedestrians Friday to prevent illegal acts like jaywalking and running red lights, officers said.

During the crackdown, they will mainly focus on four types of traffic violations: riding unlicensed or refitted non-motor vehicles; running red lights and riding against traffic or in the wrong lane; jaywalking; and waiting in an improper area while at a red light.

Crossings along the city’s major roads and the entrances and exits of Metro stations are the key target areas at peak times for police, especially in regards to shared bikes and jaywalkers. 

At lunch and dinner times, officers will keep a close watch on local food streets, shopping centers and surrounding areas of office buildings to catch food deliverymen who violate traffic rules.

A blacklist of workers will be set up to inform their companies of traffic violations.

Farmer’s markets, waste collecting stations, construction sites and residential communities will also be closely watched during the crackdown.

If an unlicensed or refitted vehicle is noticed, it will be held by police and restored to its original condition.

Hi-tech systems like the electronic police system and smart road-crossing notification system will also be used during the crackdown.

By February 28, there were more than 200 sets of electronic police devices in the city which captured over 13,000 traffic violations involving non-motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Ti Gong

A police officer checks the identity of a deliveryman who violated traffic rules.

Ti Gong

Two policemen stop a man riding a refitted electric bicycle.

Ti Gong

A police officer stops a rider who refitted his electric bike with a windshield.

Ti Gong

Police cease non-motor vehicles involved in traffic violations.

Special Reports
Top