To Avoid Wearing Seat Belts, Chinese Drivers Wear Shirts Like These

Chinese driver's t-shirt

According to Car China News, a blog about the automotive industry in China, many Chinese drivers hate wearing seat belts. They'll go so far as to wear special t-shirts to fool police officers:

Drivers hope the T-shirts will fool a busy policeman when he looks quickly inside. The shirts attracted attention from Chinese media who asked the police what they thought about all this.

Spokesman Xue Fengxian from the Shanghai Public Security Bureau Traffic Police Detachment said the driver of a vehicle is required by law to use seat belts. Wearing the T-shirt however, is not illegal in itself. Another spokesman, this time in Heilongjiang Province, called wearing the T-shirts “self-deceptive”, but also said wearing the shirts for “entertainment purposes” was allowed.

Link -via Marginal Revolution | Photo: Sohu


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We had the same thing in New Orleans a few years back when the Man threatened to take our highway money if we didn't require seatbelts. It was (mostly) a joke then, and I'm assuming it's (mostly) a joke in China.
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Someone must be a total genius to have this shirts... but at the same time.. it is very dangerous. Seatbelts are made for your own safety not for the policemen.
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