Chinese Driver Makes U-Turn Using Pedestrian Bridge

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

If you are stuck in traffic and no legal way to turn around, what do you do? Ignore the “no U-turn” sign? Say “hey, I have an SUV” and take the median? A driver in China’s Kumming, a city famous for ake Lamborghinis and illicit substances, took another route: A pedestrian bridge.

These bridges in China are steep affairs with stairmaster-worthy steps and sloping bands of concrete for wheeling your bicycle or baby carriage up and down. The frustrated owner of this Santana decided they are just the ticket for his car. Which got him on local TV. From there on Youku (the Chinese version of YouTube) and from there on TTAC.

And come on, the car is quite pedestrian anyway.

Hat tip to ChinaCarTimes.

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  • Trend-Shifter Trend-Shifter on Jul 03, 2011

    After spending 7 years going back & forth to China I can truly describe the Chinese driving style as "lack of patience" driving. I can't count the number of times I had to get out of the way of vehicles while walking on the sidewalk. This video just reinforces my notion. I am back in the states for a few weeks. I find myself driving agressive for a week or so until I get back into the US mode of having patience.

    • Old Guy Old Guy on Jul 06, 2011

      Only been there once but learned quickly that you must abandon the California pedestrian's assumption that you have the right of way in crosswalks. Chinese drivers seem to see them more as aiming marks.

  • Sam P Sam P on Jul 03, 2011

    Nice hill descent control. Who needs an SUV when a 30 year old VW Passat design will do?

  • Sportyaccordy Sportyaccordy on Jul 03, 2011

    I just don't know

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Jul 04, 2011

    How can communism last much longer in China with such independent thinking happening?