Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Illustrating the notion that automobiles are carnivores – and worst than beasts, at that – a zoo in central Russia has put a caged car on display next to pumas and iguanas.
In the zoo in Lipetsk region, the cage holding the BMW sedan was adorned with a board reading “Yezdun”, a made-up Russian word implying “very bad driving”, according to the Gorod48.ru website.
“I drive. I don’t think. I can’t,” the placard reads.
The stunt was to promote an international campaign for safe driving, in which the Lipetsk region is taking part, police said.
“A flagrant traffic offender is more dangerous than any beast,” a police spokesman said.
Around 300 people are killed and a further 2,500 crippled every year on the roads of the region, which has a population of 1.2 million.