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24 Responses to “Car does reverse donuts”

  1. knoxblox says:

    Dullest episode of Starsky and Hutch ever.

    Well, at least until the end.

  2. Ramone says:

    I love it when the guy says “This is better than Eagles football.” INDEED.

  3. nixiebunny says:

    And I thought Superman was dead.

  4. Max Allan says:

    I’ll bet the saviour got arrrested for reckless endangerment or something.
    I’m amazed it was so consistent, I’d expect the donuts to spiral out and eventually get stopped by a wall.

  5. welcomeabored says:

    Never worried for the human beings at the scene.  Spent 7:34 on the edge of my seat waiting for the car to make a circle large enough to snap the trunk of the tree off.

  6. GuyInMilwaukee says:

    That was strangely hypnotic. I was kinda disappointed when it stopped.

  7. AwesomeRobot says:

    A shame someone didn’t jump in sooner, it didn’t really seem that complicated — nice car.

  8. ahecht says:

    And why exactly did that need a firetruck, an ambulance, and three police cars?

    • semiotix says:

      Police cars were necessary to direct traffic away from the street, shoo away unwary pedestrians or overly curious children, and investigate who the hell left a car doing donuts in the middle of the street. No civil liberties were harmed in the making of this video.

      Firetrucks respond to the same dispatch calls as ambulances, because they carry EMTs and lifesaving equipment. Even if they get there only thirty seconds ahead of the nearest ambulance, that may be enough to save someone’s life. There is also a nonzero risk of fire whenever a car crashes (or might crash).

      Ambulances were there because EMTs prefer to be on-site BEFORE people get seriously injured, whenever possible. Runaway cars, even ones in freakishly stable orbits, are reasonably likely to cause serious injury. 

      In short, emergency vehicles responded because this was a potential emergency.

      :|

  9. RedShirt77 says:

    Who says driver-less cars are of the thing of the future. The cars of the 70’s can slip into gear and drive themselves for hours.

  10. Quiche de Resistance says:

    I’ll just leave this here.

    http://www.carstuckgirls.com/

  11. Kevin Pierce says:

    And there, in a nutshell, we have the Romney/Ryan 2012 campaign!

  12. rocketpjs says:

    Sounded like Seth Rogen on the camera.

    I think I might be getting too internet-cynical.  Was I the only one who made the deduction that a 7 minute movie was likely a lot of the same circling, and skipped ahead to the last minute?

  13. Jaan Q says:

    This is surprisingly common.  Old car, worn out shifter gate…person leaves it idling and puts it into park but not quite all the way into park.  Idling car vibrates and shifter drops down into reverse. 

  14. TheOven says:

    So OJ Simpson is free and involved in another police chase?

  15. EH says:

    Not even a handshake from the cop.

  16. chaopoiesis says:

    Car going forward with driver = boring.

    Car going backward in circles without driver = funny.

  17. IronEdithKidd says:

    Well that’s odd.  A redshirt saves the day without sacrificing himself in the process. 

    You LIED to me Star Trek!!!

  18. Kimmo says:

    That was pretty amusing.

    I was expecting something more like this, though…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo4_UZazs7U

  19. Lonnie says:

    This happened in Wildwood NJ last year. Wildwood Fire Department Captain Christopher D’Amico was the guy who jumped in to stop the car.

    http://statter911.com/2011/10/03/wildwood-nj-fire-captain-jumps-into-driverless-car-1970-thunderbird-was-in-a-constant-reverse-spin/

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