Maybe don't allow your pets to drive your cars... just an idea?
A video is sweeping the internet showing a dog driving his owners car straight through a shop front in Taixing City, China. The footage, captured by CCTV cameras inside the shop, shows the vehicle slamming through the glass of the windows and rolling until it comes to a stop in the middle of the store. After a few seconds, a dog can be seen raising his head and looking around, apparently just realising the destruction he's caused. A display counter in the centre of the shop is completely smashed to pieces, and shards of glass can be seen littering the floor of the store. Apparently the dog's owner has vowed to pay for all damage caused, as he left his car running when popping to a nearby shop.
The owner, who runs a fruit shop next door, had left his engine running but had been so busy he didn't notice his dog climbing into the drivers cabin. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the incident and the dog escaped with no injuries. His owner can be seen pushing the pedicab back out of the shop at the end of the clip, and he has formally apologised to the people who run the business after offering to cover the damages. Auto rickshaws such as this are common in China, where the roads are heavily congested by the vehicles. Tourists are often caught out by local drivers who offer them extortionate rates for a journey that proves deeply unsafe, as health and safety regulations are poor in many Asian countries.
Even in London the pedal-driven vehicles are considered unsafe. In 2016, tougher legislation was brought in to cover London’s private hire industry and the 1,500 rickshaw riders found their previously unregulated business under the microscope. Local councils in the capital had sought a clamp down on rickshaws for years, as they contributed heavily to congestion in central London and tourists were often subject to huge fees that hadn't been agreed in advance. One tourist found fame for being handed a £600 charge for his 30-minute journey around Oxford Street. Another fell out of an unsafe rickshaw and broke her leg, securing a jail term for her 21-year-old rickshaw rider, Juris Briedis, after he had breached a criminal behaviour order.