Tyre Talk Column: Slimy scarecrow sees the light

Ray Pantling, owner of Tyres Direct in Bletchley, tells us some motoring stories, from police scarecrows, to full beam punishments.

Another month has passed and as usual the world of motoring has not failed in offering us some fantastically weird and wonderful stories.

From police scarecrows in the UK to motorists being forced to look into the light in China.

One community has had enough of cars speeding when travelling through their village. To slow down any wannabe Sebastian Vettels, the residents of Glenworth in Leicestershire have created a policeman scarecrow.

Meet officer Speedy – he’s outstanding in his field as well! He evidently was kidnapped.

Slimy End To A Car

One motorist in China did not have the best of days when he lost control of his car and landed in a river.

As the car sank he managed to climb onto the roof, and was thankfully rescued from the stagnant water.

To make matters worse, the police charged him for speeding, and was charged to get his car dragged out of the water.

Bizarre Punishment

When driving at night, it is always infuriating (not to mention painful and dangerous) when you come across another driver going in the opposite direction with their full beams on.

In China, police in the south east province of Guangdong have come up with an unusual punishment for
drivers who do not dip their headlights when passing another car. They are forced to stare into the lights themselves!

If they refuse their car is impounded, they are fined and risk losing their licence.

You can find Ray at Tyres Direct, Unit 51, Barton Road, Water Eaton Industrial Estate, Bletchley, MK2 3BN. For more information follow @TyresDirectBletch on Facebook or visit the website

This feature was published in the February and March 2021 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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