Please, start this program in my city in China and let foreigners do it! I will be most dedicated! – Zuo Shou 左手
A videographer is taping traffic violators on an overpass.
Last year, Wuhan government began rewarding citizens for recording traffic violations on tape, and hundreds of people received around 5 million yuan in total from the local government under the program.
Citizens who tape traffic violations are usually called "unofficial traffic police," and they play a very important role in the management of traffic order. Although some cities, including Shanghai and Guangzhou, have cancelled such a reward policy, Wuhan is determined to continue.
An official from Wuhan’s traffic administration said the city insists on adopting such a method to limit traffic accidents by encouraging citizens to tape illegal behavior on the road.
15 cases of traffic violations within 10 minutes
On Feb. 26, one citizen took his camera with him to an overpass in Wuhan and started shooting traffic violations occurring under his feet. In the span of 10 minutes, he recorded 15 violations in all.
The 28-year-old man, surnamed Zhang, works freelance. He says he is doing this not only to make money but also out of resentment toward those illegal drivers. One of his good friends fell victim to a car that ran a red light. Continue reading