We all like to think of ourselves as ‘good drivers’. In reality, most of us are probably average with a high percentage of us being ‘poor’ when it comes to getting from A-to-B using our cars in a safe manner.
But the driver in the video below is a whole new class of ‘special’ in relation to how not to use the road.
Firstly, the driver takes the bend way too wide meaning that he/she (we can’t tell from the video) ends up mowing down the railings.
A big mistake to make, but one that can and often does happen.
But what would YOU do at this point?
Get out of the car? Stay in the car without moving? Call the police in order to let them know about the hazard you have now caused?
Whichever of the above options you would opt for, I doubt very much that you would then try and CONTINUE with your journey!
But that is exactly what this driver did.
After moving about 10ft and having ruptured the fuel tank of the vehicle, the petrol is then ignited by the sparks which are now flying off of the vehicles rims.
Maybe it is about time that a ‘common sense’ test was introduced to the standard driving test because, regardless of which country you are in, do you really want to share the road with people like this?
Luckily for the passengers (and the driver) they all managed to get out of the car before it went up in a ball of flames.
Maybe alcohol/drugs were also at play here.
Or maybe the driver is just devoid of one of the most underrated intellectual attributes known to man: ‘common sense’.
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