Chinese Bus Drivers Told Not To Total Super Cars

chinese bus drivers told not to total super cars

After a rash of crashes involving pricey supercars in China, a bus company in Jinghua, China, is taking action. It teaches its bus drivers:

a.) How to spot a super car

b.) How much that super car costs.

Not in order to raise brand awareness amongst its bus drivers. Carnewschina explains that the insurance usually only covers the first 200,000 yuan ($32,000.) Anything above that comes out of the pocket of the crashor. You have to sell a lot of bus tickets to make up for a bus that plowed into a Rolls.

To mitigate the possible damage, these posters appeared on the walls of the bus company. The posters show the logo of the super car manufacturer and the average price in China. The 500 next to the Maybach indicate 5 million yuan ($800,000.) About right. Ouch.

The only problem: By the time you are close enough to see the logo, it’s usually too late.

Nitpicking Carnewschina misses Porsche on the list, and deduces that the Zuffenhausen cars can be “freely crashed.”

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  • Marko Marko on Mar 22, 2012

    Granted, I've never been to China, but why would you have to treat supercars differently than any other car in traffic (other than trying not to get too distracted)? Isn't this encouraging distraction in itself? I mean, wouldn't it be better just to teach keeping distance in general?

  • Darth Lefty Darth Lefty on Mar 24, 2012

    I would personally consider this a list of targets. You could keep track of your value, like the tonnage sunk by your submarine.

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