Western drivers have been known to beep their horns at pretty ladies, but in China drivers are known to beep at just about anything. On Tuesday, a driver in Nanchang made the mistake of honking at a horse.
According to Jiangnan Metropolis Daily, the horse was happily trotting down the sidewalk with its rider on its back when the pair came across a corner crowded by cars that forced them on to the road where the impatient driver of a BMW honked incessantly at the slow-moving creature. All that noise and commotion startled the horse, causing it to bolt and kick back, making a nice-sized dent in the BMW with its hoof.
Police actually informed the BMW driver that he was in the wrong, as cars should avoid blocking pedestrians’ way and Nanchang traffic laws stipulate that no honking is allowed.
Amazingly, the driver agreed that the horse had not been using the road and only came off the sidewalk to pass the cars blocking the way. He took full responsibility for the incident and went off to get the dent out of his car’s side panel himself with quite the story to tell. The mechanic is never gonna believe this!
Last month, Shanghaiist featured the story of a man in Wuhan who ditched his car because of heavy traffic and went back to riding a horse. Looks like he has started a trend.
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