Man caught painting new traffic signs to speed up commute
He’s taking coloring outside the lines to a whole new level.
A Chinese man was fined after painting new direction lines on the road in an effort to shorten his commute.
The 28-year-old man named Cai was fined 1,000 yuan, which equals roughly $ 150, for his unappreciated art project in the city of Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, The Modern Express reported.
Security cameras caught him on Nov. 27 with a bucket of white paint creating a new arrow telling drivers to go straight rather than left.
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He cited frustrating delays on his way to work as the inspiration for his actions.
“I saw that the straight lane was always packed with cars, while the lane that turns left has a lot of space,” Cai told police. “I thought changing the signs would make my commute smoother.”
Police told the media that Cai’s stunt would have resulted in a collision and called it “very dangerous.”
The road has since been repainted and is back to normal.
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