SHENZHEN police have impounded 450 illegal e-bikes that fail the national technical standards and checked 600 violations of licensed e-bikes through monitoring cameras in a campaign in Bao’an District on Wednesday.
Police set up 58 inspection points and mobilized 1,000 officers for the campaign. The violations of e-bike drivers, such as going through a red light, using motorist lanes or going against the flow of traffic, were recorded into the data system.
At the intersection of Chuangye No. 2 Road and Gongyuan Road, some couriers and parents were caught riding without wearing helmets. A parent was warned for carrying three children, two of whom were not wearing helmets. As the e-bike had not been registered by police, the e-bike was temporarily impounded.
As the majority of e-bikes in Bao’an, Longgang, Longhua and Guangming had been registered by police and received licenses, police will mainly use cameras to identify violations.
Proof of violations will be sent to different traffic police units in the subdistricts, which will in turn verify the infractions, send punitive notices and input the violations into the data system.
To evade punishment, some drivers were found to cover the e-bike license plates with masks or cloths. Police remind riders that it is a useless gesture because the license plates are embedded with chips that can be automatically detected by cameras on motorist lanes.
On nonmotorist lanes, police said they will also install cameras to capture the violations such as covering license plates.
During the one-week grace period, police will punish e-bike violators through warnings and verbal reprimand. Starting from Monday, police will impose fines on violators according to rules.