Beijing to crack down on jaywalking

Updated: 2013-04-09 16:32


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Pedestrians who are caught running a red light will soon be fined 10 yuan ($1.61) in Beijing, Beijing Times reported Monday, citing the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau.

Police will urge people who are caught not to break traffic rules again. Later, they will start issuing fines, said Chen Longbo, deputy director of the bureau.

Pedestrians who do not take zebra crossings or overpasses while crossing a road will also receive a fine of 10 yuan.

Drivers of non-motor vehicles, including bicycles, tricycles, electric bicycles, motorized wheelchairs, and animal-drawn vehicles, will be fined 20 yuan if they drive on sidewalks or zebra crossings, or block pedestrians walking on zebra crossings.