Man caught repainting road arrows to ease daily commute

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Dec. 1, 2017 at 12:03 PM
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Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A man who was frustrated by his daily commutes in China was fined after being caught on camera repainting arrows on the road to ease traffic.

Police in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, said CCTV cameras at a busy intersection recorded Xiao Cai, 28, as he used white paint to redirect arrows on the busy road in an attempt to alter traffic patterns and speed up his daily commute on a bus.

"I saw that the straight lane was always packed with cars, while the lane that turns left has a lot of space," the Modern Express newspaper quoted Cai as telling police. "I thought changing the signs would make my commute smoother."

Police said the stunt was "very dangerous" and could have led to collisions. A crew was called out to the road to correct the arrows.

Cai was issued a $151 fine.

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