Police in southern China are allegedly meting out punishment to drivers who abuse their high-beam headlights by sitting the offenders down and shining the dazzling lights into their eyes.

Shenzhen Traffic Police posted photos on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Facebook, of officers forcing people to stare into a set of high-beams for a minute, reports the BBC.

The bizarre punishment – which some websites inexplicably describe as optional – was first tried in 2014, but criticism then pushed the force to shut it down. The reaction this time has been much more positive.

Improper use of high-beams also comes with a fine equivalent to $44 US in China.

(via BBC)


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