Suffice to say, clamping down on jaywalking is a constant challenge for the traffic police of Shanghai. After last year's innovation of illuminated zebra crossings and screen doors, they have now come up with a groundbreaking – and extreme and grizzly – solution. They are forcing jaywalkers to watch a video compilation of bloody accidents from past years, reports Shine.
Starting from January this year, pedestrians who disobey the traffic rules will not only receive verbal warnings from the traffic police, but also be required to watch a gruesome five-minute video.
Containing scenes of dreadful traffic accidents, including those of people being killed, the thinking behind witnessing the moment people lose their life will make them contemplate that they could befall the same fate if they do not change their ways.
Screenshots via QQ Video
Since the new regulation was implemented, already more than a hundred jaywalkers who have been asked to watch the educational video. Most of them were invited to leave their reviews as well.
Image via The Fourth Focus Shanghai Traffic Police/WeChat
"After watching the bloody accidents, we've determined to obey the traffic rules from now on," wrote one of the jaywalkers.
"I swear I will never jaywalk again. Please don't torture me with horrible stuff like this. Please," begged another.
The video is currently being trialed in two of the busiest intersections in Qingpu District. "The technique will be promoted to other regions of Qingpu in the foreseeable future," warns one of the traffic police.
If hearing about the video is not enough to put you off, you can watch it in here (which we certainly don't advise). Don’t blame us if you get nightmares (VPN off):
[Cover image via QQ News]