Drivers say rules on yellow lights unfair

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Meanwhile, authorities in several cities are having problems enforcing the new regulations because of relatively outdated equipment and extreme weather conditions.

On Jan 1, traffic management authorities in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, announced on their official micro blog that drivers who run yellow lights will not be punished for now because the city's traffic light system does not have devices that detect such drivers.

The authorities also announced they will start checking the timing of traffic lights before enforcing penalties for running yellow lights.

Similar measures were also taken in Jinan, capital of Shandong province, as authorities announced that running yellow lights will not be punished there because of the difficulty in proving the case, the Jinan Times reported on Thursday.

Traffic management authorities in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, also announced on Friday that drivers running yellow lights will not be punished, as the snowy weather in the city has made braking difficult.

The authorities said the penalties for running yellow lights will be enforced after the weather gets warmer and road conditions improve.

Meanwhile, many other violations under the new regulations, not just those pertaining to yellow lights, have caught drivers off guard.

Under the new traffic regulations, 52 violations can result in punishment, up from 38.

In Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, 86 drivers had all 12 points deducted from their licenses. Some of those drivers were found to have covered up or blurred their license plates, the Zhengzhou-based Dahe Daily reported.

Traffic police in Yangpu district, Shanghai, found five drivers within an hour who had covered up their license plates, local media reported.

Regulations stipulate that drivers who have all 12 points deducted from their licenses must retake driving lessons and tests before they can drive again.

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