Traffic police who’d recently stopped a van on the streets of Guiyang were shocked to see an astonishing 51 passengers file out of the six-seat vehicle.
Video footage recorded by police shows 49 passengers crammed inside the back of the van pouring out one by one, as well as two people who were seated in the front.
According to CCTV News, the van was carrying workers to a construction site. In order to save time, the driver decided to remove the rear seats so all the workers could be transported at once.
While the clown car-esque scene is indeed something to behold, it’s also incredibly dangerous. Overloaded vehicles are commonly seen in China and have led to a number of otherwise preventable tragedies. Last July, 11 kindergarten students were killed when the overloaded minivan taking them home fell into a reservoir.
Overloading is considered a serious traffic violation and the driver will face severe punishment, according to the report.
By Sharon Choi