Chinese woman pulled over for driving pink bumper car through busy traffic in Guiyang

A woman who drove her bumper car on the road in Guiyang, Guizhou province was pulled over by local police and had her vehicle confiscated.
A woman who drove her bumper car on the road in Guiyang, Guizhou province was pulled over by local police and had her vehicle confiscated. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM PEARVIDEO

A woman in southwest China recently caught the attention of motorists, and eventually the police, while cruising down a busy street in her pink bumper car.

The 50-year-old woman from Guiyang, Guizhou province, was pulled over by local police on the afternoon of May 24 while she was on her way to work in her unusual car, according to Chinese media reports.

A video of the bizarre incident went viral after it was posted on Chinese social media platforms.

It shows the woman turning into a three-lane street, before casually making her way down the rightmost lane. Vehicles could be seen whizzing past her.

Chinese news portal Hangzhou.com.cn said that the woman runs a bumper car business in the city, and decided to drive the car from her home to her shop as it was more convenient.

In fact, this was not her first trip in the pink bumper car.

She had been caught and warned by police on several past occasions, and she had been warned that bumpers cars cannot be driven on the roads.

This time, however, her bumper car was seized by officers.

In October 2016, two men were spotted racing down a street in Shenyang, Liaoning province in green and yellow bumper cars.

The men had reportedly complied with road rules by stopping at the traffic lights.

But their actions similarly prompted the authorities to issue a warning about such "dangerous behaviour".