Chinese see red on yellow light

DRIVERS in China are being warned that running a yellow light at junctions will be viewed as equivalent to running a red one.

The clampdown on amber gamblers will see the penalty for traffic light violations, whether yellow or red, doubled.

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However, many drivers claim the move changes the concept of the yellow light as a warning, making it illegal to proceed if the way is clear. Even the official Xinhua News Agency joined in the criticism. On its Twitter-like Sina Weibo account, Xinhua said the new rules were “unreasonable” and diced with Sir Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.