More protections to avoid attack on police
Updated: 2006-06-06 09:03 On-duty traffic policemen
were attacked in 76 cases this year, with one dead, six severely-injured and 93
slightly-injured, China's Public Security Bureau said Monday.
In 45 cases, officers were beaten when dealing with traffic violators, and
police vehicles were damaged in 26 cases. In 5 cases, police were beaten while
they were handling traffic accidents.
The bureau said such cases mainly happened because attackers refused to obey
orders, they didn't comply with the punishment or they were trying to flee the
Policemen should protect themselves and take precautionary measures to avoid
such cases, by taking part in professional training programs.
A batch of traffic police yesterday began patrolling with weapons in
Changsha, Jinan Province, aiming to improve traffic conditions and to crackdown
on the increasing amount of motorcyclists that steal and rob from pedestrians.
The armed policemen are all under 40 years old and they are highly trained.
Traffic police in Fuzhou and Shenzhen are also equipped with weapons