Footage released by traffic police in China revealed a man driving a three-wheeled scooter with a large minivan strapped to the back.
Authorities were reportedly stunned to see the man dangerously driving throughout the Chinese province of Jiangsu in mid-March with the vehicle attached to the back of his bike, and released the footage in an effort to warn drivers of the dangers of such a stunt. A close-up on the van showed that it appeared to have a flat tire, leading authorities to believe the man was transporting it to a garage to be fixed.
Police representative Wei Lei said the man was later stopped and given a warning before officers arranged for a tow truck to carry the van the rest of the way. According to Lei, the van significantly surpassed overload regulations and posed a serious threat to the driver as well as others on the road.
“In this instance in particular the van was very heavy and could have caused the vehicle to tip over during turns,” he said. “On top of that, the man had greatly exceeded the weight limit for his vehicle, which is around 150 kg (330 pounds).” The van reportedly weighed close to 1 ton.