The Chinese police have been ordered by the Ministry of Public Security to reduce the frequency of road closures and to minimize the time required for the traffic controls for official trips. The latest step has been taken in order to fight formalities and bureaucracy, which includes excessive security measures leading to the disruption of traffic.
The ministry mentioned their decision in a circular which was made public on December 7, 2012. The recent move aims to “avoid inconveniencing the public wherever possible”. It will also guarantee normal traffic rights for motorists.
A statement from the ministry of traffic inspection and research said that police officers are encouraged to step up inspection and research to solve problems regarding major public concerns . The statement also said that police must try to curb formalities and bureaucracy at various levels.
The traffic management staff have been asked by the ministry to address inconvenient opaque and non standard practices in the enforcement of law so as to ensure justice and equality. The new arrangements were made in response to new requirements which were announced after a meeting of the political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. The meeting also stressed that senior leaders must follow the rules before asking others to do so.