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Driving in China: Don't slow down to enjoy the scenery, you might get fined
Amy Judd | May 6, 2008 at 12:36 pmby
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The bridge, which is 22.4 miles long, is a quicker connection between Ningbo and Shanghai, but it seems it's not as quick as the Chinese government would like it to be.
Since its opening on May 1, Chinese police have fined over 300 drivers for driving too slow across the bridge or even illegally parking in the emergency lines while taking some scenic photos.
"I just wanted to drive a bit slowly and enjoy the sea breeze. Is that wrong?" an unnamed driver complained.
You would think that with such a bridge -- and at $1.7 billion, such a budget -- would invest in some sightseeing platforms. Not to worry, those are coming... in two years. For now, if you want any interesting scenic shots, better bring some extra yuan to pay your fine.
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