Many local residents stand
watching the remains of real traffic accidents on Wednesday,
September 26, 2007. [Photo: Changsha Evening
A dozen of deformed cars formed a unique automobile exhibition
in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province on Wednesday, to warn drivers
of the danger of traffic accidents and from violating traffic
Both fancy luxury cars and sexy models were absent on the show,
instead, wreckage from car accidents, twisted and torn apart in
various expressway traffic accidents, were the center of attention,
the Changsha Evening News reported.
Some gruesome scenes were restored, with one vehicle colliding
into another and plastic drivers lying there in blood. Almost all
visitors who have seen it were stunned, and left the place with a
Tang Zhongmin, a senior traffic police who helped to organize
the exhibition, said the cars were cars that were destroyed in
accidents. There was only one exception, the fake driver.
"We want to shock the viewers", continued Tang, "we want to let
them know the danger and the consequences."
Besides the real car show, traffic police also built a gallery
and informed local residents on knowledge about traffic rules via
photos and pictures.
They also listed 7 spots along the expressway in the province as
dangerous areas to warn drivers to take precaution.
A driver surnamed Liu said he had driven above the speeding
limit before and he felt scared after attending the exhibition and
vowed to obey traffic rules in the future.
According to Tang, traffic accidents are mainly caused by three
reasons: speeding, fatigue and overload.
(CRI September 28, 2007)