Rules and regulations are made for a purpose. When driving, there are lots of rules and regulations to follow to ensure the safety of you and other drivers. However, many people ignore certain rules such as not drinking too much before driving a car or motorcycle. Don’t take a chance and get caught as there may be very tough penalties if you do…!
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) How to follow instructions given by a policeman
(ii) To co-operate when being stopped by the police
A driver approaches a police road block:
(zài mǎ lù shàng, jǐng chá ēi shì yì sī jī bì tíng chē, bì yáo xià bō li)
(a policeman (A) beckons to the driver (B) to stop his car; B stops and rolls down the car window)
Nín hǎo, qǐng chū shì nín de jià zhào.
Hello, driver’s licence please.
Gěi nín. Jiāo jǐng tóng zhì, wǒ gāng cái méi yǒu wéi fǎn jiāo tōng guī zé a?
Here it is, Mr. traffic policeman. I didn’t violate any traffic regulation.
Òu, wǒ mén jīn wǎn zhǐ shì chōu chá jiǔ jià. Xī wàng nín néng pèi hé yī xià.
We’re just doing a drink driving spot check. Hope you can cooperate.
Qǐng nín duì zhe zhè ge jiǔ jīng cè shì yí chuī kǒu qì er.
Please blow into the alcohol tester.
Nín de jiǔ jīng jiǎn cè jié guǒ zhèng cháng. Gǎn xiè nín de pèi hé, nín kě yǐ zǒu le.
Your alcohol test result is normal. Thank you for your cooperation, you can go now.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
抽查：spot check (can be a noun and a verb)
酒精测试仪：hand-held alcohol tester
口：the measuring word for ‘breath’
‘交警’ in China mainly focus on matters that relate to traffic or roads, but they can also do what other regular policeman do.
In China, ‘交警同志’ is how you refer to a traffic policeman politely.
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