Dog Spotted With Unusual Headgear After Officials Require All Riders to Wear Helmets in China

Dog Spotted With Unusual Headgear After Officials Require All Riders to Wear Helmets in China

A Chinese pet owner has come up with a creative way to protect his pooch passenger while carrying it on his electronic scooter.

Viral footage released by local media shows the pet fastened with ropes while sitting in a plastic basket on the moving moped in the Chinese eastern city Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

Millions of Chinese social media users have been amused by the adorable footage of the pet sporting the unconventional headgear.

The pet owner, who remains anonymous, said that he came up with the idea after the city issued a mandatory rule, ordering all e-bikers wear helmets.

‘Now the new law is coming out. [We would be] fined without wearing a helmet,’ the male resident told Zhejiang Television.

‘So, I bought a helmet for myself and made a ‘helmet’ for the dog,’ he added.

The regulation passed by Zhejiang officials will take effect from July 1. Residents who break the rule can be fined up to 50 yuan (£5.6).

It comes after China’s Ministry of Public Security has launched the campaign ‘one helmet, one belt’ in a bid to protect citizens on the road.

The trending video has amassed nearly four million views since being uploaded by the local media on Saturday.

One commenter wrote: ‘Hahaha this is way too cute!’

Another one said: ‘So adorable! The puppy can also use the bowl for food haha!’

It comes as China’s new helmet campaign has driven tens of millions of scooter riders into a frenzy as the market price for the safety headgears skyrocketed since the rule was announced in late April.

Chinese media reported that bike helmets were sold for 30 yuan (£3.3) before April. By the end of May, the average price shot to 298 yuan (£33.1).

‘Helmet price increased’ also became a trending topic on Chinese Twitter-like Weibo.

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