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Man in China repaints road markings to ease commute, gets fined

/ 12:50 PM December 01, 2017

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A 28-year-old man in China thought that by painting the road markings himself would make his everyday commute to work easier, but he he ended up getting fined instead.

Chinese media The Modern Express, through the South China Morning Post, reported on Thursday that the unidentified man was caught on camera painting the marks in Lianyungang in Jiangsu province. In one instance, he changed arrows that directed traffic to head left instead of straight.

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“I saw the straight lane was always packed with cars, while the turning left lane has a lot of space,” the man told the Modern Express. He thought that by changing the direction of the arrows, his commute would go smoother.

After police tracked the man down, he was fined 1,000 yuan (around P7,600). He also admitted his action.

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Police told Modern Express the the man’s action was “very dangerous” and could lead to vehicles colliding. They have ordered the repainting of the altered markings.  Katrina Hallare /ra

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