VIA| I still remember the 10:00 and 15:00 o’ clock positions we got taught in driving lessons; mirror, signal, manoeuvre; check your blind spots, yada yada yada. The second I passed my test all that stuff went out the window. From then on, social points were gained through pumping ridiculously loud hip hop and going hard on the accelerator pedal.
It’s only when you step back from pretending you’re in Fast & Furious that you realise how pointless driving like a douche is. Nearly 1.3 million people are killed on the roads each year, with a further 20-50 million injured or disabled; and the stats are a lot worse for young drivers.
Which is all the more reason to keep two-hands on the wheel and two-eyes on the road at all times. It’s impossible to have full focus when you’re say, having a sing-a-long and filming it using a selfie stick. Sadly, the guys and girls in this car did just that, and it ended in disaster.
I think the scariest part of this video is that my friends and I do similar things all the time. You can get caught up in fits of laughter and the second you don’t fully respect the road it can bite you. Let’s hope this lot are okay after this.