Man paints fake road signs to ease commute
HEADING to work in peak hour traffic every morning is not something that many people enjoy.
Sitting in an inching line of bumper to bumper cars, watching as your chances of getting to work on time slowly fade away can be extremely frustrating, however most people have come to accept it as an unavoidable part of their morning routine.
But one fed-up commuter in China decided enough was enough and took matters into his own hands - and copped a hefty fine for it.
The 28-year-old man, surnamed Cai, decided to paint some additional arrows on the road in order to speed up his morning commute.
According to China Daily, Mr Cai brought a brush, ruler and some white paint to an intersection he frequently got caught up at in the city of Lianyungang and painted on an arrow directing cars to go straight in a lane reserved for left-hand turns.
Unfortunately for Mr Cai he was caught by security cameras executing his genius plan and he was slapped with a $200 fine.
"I saw that the straight lane was always packed with cars, while the lane that turns left has a lot of space," he told the police.
"I thought changing the signs would make my commute smoother."
Police told local publication Modern Express, that Mr Cai's actions were "very dangerous" and could have caused a collision.
The added sign has since been repainted so no incidents occur.