Police officers monitoring CCTV in the Chinese city of Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, were stunned to see a man driving two bumper cars on a busy street.
Officer Liu Yulin said: ‘I saw on the screen that a man was driving two bumper cars. He sat in between the cars, and each foot stepped onto one gas pedal. I immediately radioed the officer at that road section to go and check.’
Officer Xiao Hu then stopped the yellow cars and their owner, a Mr Zhang, who said he was moving the battery-powered bumper cars to a nearby amusement park.
Zhang told police that he and an assistant had been driving the cars but the assistant had been called away after receiving an urgent call.
“I decided to try to drive them both because I didn’t want to leave one blocking the road where it might be stolen,” he added.
Officer Xiao said: ‘Traffic regulations say that bumper cars are not engine vehicles, so they can’t drive onto street.’
However, because the law doesn’t stipulate what punishment a bumper car driver should receive Zhang just got a warning.