One man in Shanghai who was sick of being stuck in traffic has come up with an ingenious solution, by building a tiny car to zip through waiting vehicles.
60 year old Xu Zhiyun took over two years to build his car, which is 60 cm long, 35 cm wide and 40 cm high. It may look like a children’s toy but it’s fully equipped with a gas-powered engine, lights, brakes, transmission and even a sound system which can store up to 500 songs.
Although netizens have been praising his scope of vision, his project has drawn some concerned comments particularly from foreign observers;
A user named villageidiot said: “Xu Zhiyan 60 ain’t gonna make 61 if he keeps riding that around the city...” whilst klurerjr said: “...This thing is so low to the ground I’d be afraid of getting run over...”
Several other users also wondered why Xu didn’t just invest his time and money into buying a moped.
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Good on him for the ingenuity, but I have to vote "bad idea" given the general state of road behaviour in China, especially Shanghai. It's dangerous enough on the roads here without reducing one's visibility by driving such a small "vehicle". i hope he stays safe, but as Lord_hanson says, I hope he likes hospital food... He'd have been far better off to purchase a small motorbike / moped: at least he'd be at eye-level with the traffic and give himself a "fighting chance".
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