The screen shot taken by a drone on the highway in east China’s Jiangsu Province on April 30, 2016. [Photo: weibo.com]
Police in east China’s Jiangsu Province are now using drones to monitor highway traffic violations.
The drones were put into use on Saturday, the first day of the May Day holiday, in a bid to ease traffic flow.
The gadgets are mainly used to identify cars that illegally occupy emergency lanes or improperly change lanes.
Photos taken by the drones are immediately made public on the traffic guidance screens installed on highways in order to warn those violators.
Between midnight and 1 pm on April 30, police in the province dealt with a total of 603 cases of illegal use of emergency lanes.
Authorities estimate that traffic volume will peak at 10 am tomorrow, as travelers head back home, before leveling off after midnight Tuesday.