Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
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This is the moment traffic police stop an SUV driver who has returned from his Chinese New Year holiday with two live ducks strapped to his car roof.
It is common for those celebrating the Spring Festival holidays to return from their countryside hometowns with livestock, but authorities are clamping down on cases deemed a safety risk to other motorists.
Traffic police in the city of Yiyang in Central China’s Hunan Province waved the Luxgen driver down after spotting an unidentified bag on the roof of the SUV as it travelled down the Changsha-Zhangjiajie Expressway.
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Upon closer inspection of the vehicle, they then saw the heads of two white ducks swaying back and forth in the wind.
The birds were reportedly brought back from the driver’s hometown where the family spent their Chinese New Year holidays.
The ducks were likely kept on the roof in order to avoid unpleasant smells inside the car, despite the risk of the birds flying off and endangering other drivers.
Yiyang authorities say have fined the motorist for dangerous driving and reminded him of China’s traffic laws.
In a statement, the police said they “understood” the public’s desire to bring home local specialities, but reiterated the important of safety and what they have dubbed “civilised driving”.