Here’s a picture to terrify every parent: at least those who love their kids!
Baby seats are a little different in China.
When this father wanted to take his son for spin on his moped, he simple wedged him in an old drinks crate and towed him along the road on a piece of rope.
The child – clearly too young to ride pillion – stares out from the box trustingly little knowing the danger he’s in from other traffic as a bus thunders past.
The scene, shot by a passer by in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, western China, has provoked wails of protest since it was flashed around local social networking websites.
Crate wall of China: A father drags his son along as he rides on a moped through Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China. The image has sparked outrage on social networking sites
‘When I first saw this bike coming down the road I thought he had a dog or something in the box and I thought, “How cruel”,’ said the pedestrian who uploaded the picture.
‘But when it got closer I could see it was a boy, no older than two and I was horrified.’
Police are said to be looking for the moped rider.