43 deliverymen sidelined for traffic offenses

Previously, the police asked to ban such deliverymen from working in the delivery business for life, but the measure has been modified.

A total of 43 food and parcel deliverymen will be banned from working for a month due to an excessive number of traffic offenses, traffic police of the Pudong New Area said on Friday.

From the end of March, Pudong police require that all deliverymen working within the Inner Ring Road area wear numbered vests for the police cameras to take their numbers when traffic offenses from them are spotted.

Different traffic offenses come with different points deducted, and a deliveryman with 36 points deducted within three months will be removed from his job.

Previously, the police asked to ban such deliverymen from working in the delivery business for life, but the measure has been modified and now they can apply for a delivery job again after a month if they work as a traffic volunteer five times in the meantime.

Pudong traffic police said they have enabled residents to report traffic offenses from the deliverymen through their official Weibo account, and they’re developing a WeChat app which will support reports of their traffic offenses through pictures.

Since if a deliveryman has 12 points deducted within three months, he will have to take a written test before being allowed to take orders again, according to the points deduction rules, since March a total of 3,289 deliverymen have taken a test, police said.

Six points are deducted when a deliveryman ignores a red light or rides his e-bike on a motor lane, and the offenses of riding an e-bike on a lane with traffic from the other direction and illegal parking come with three points deducted.

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