Bad Drivers: But Good Entertainment

blawsome by blawsome on Jun. 13, 2015

WHERE CAN I SEE THE BEST ONLINE VIDEOS OF BAD DRIVERS DRIVING BADLY?

Bad drivers are one of the most fundamentally entertaining things in the entire world, so it figures you’d want to watch some videos depicting just that. And I’m happy to tell you that there are plenty of videos of bad drivers within the extensive Break archives, and together they make up a kind of bad driver highlight reel that gives you a liberal sampling of behaviors you should never, ever replicate while behind the wheel of an automobile. Unless you want to end up either A: Dead, B: Injured, or C: Internet infamous. Let’s kick this thing off in style with a nice and handy compilation of some of the worst bad drivers of all time:

As you may have noticed if you were paying moderate attention to the above video, it’s in French or Belgian or something, but the entertainment value of seeing bad drivers humiliated on the road transcends all possible linguistic barriers. It starts out with an extended example that I’d more likely refer to as “bad parking” rather than “bad driving,” but really the two concepts go hand in hand, don’t they?

Since I have limited space and time to give you some of the best videos of bad drivers in the extensive Break library, I sometimes have to depend on video titles to set certain pieces of content out from the pack. That definitely applies to this next video, the title of which I won’t discuss until after you see it, for fear of spoilers. Here it is:

Ah, well, that might actually be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. The titular “Fat Jesus” isn’t a spectacularly bad driver, instead he’s a pretty run of the mill one, but the reveal of him coming out of the car and his non-verbal reaction to getting rear-ended is truly hilarious. If you want to go back and watch it one more time, I don’t blame you. I’ll even wait.

OK, I’M FINISHED WITH FAT JESUS FOR NOW, DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE FUNNY VIDEOS OF BAD DRIVERS?

I don’t know if I have anything up my sleeve that can top ol’ FJ, I think I can find some good bad driving videos that will scratch that particular itch for you anyway. Here, go ahead and give this one a shot, if you’ve got four and a half minutes to spare watching some really painful bad driving:

Where Fat Jesus was nothing special in the bad driving department, this specimen belongs in the Bad Drivers Hall of Shame. I hit a point about a minute into the video when my brain shut down and I couldn’t even remember what this person’s original goal seemed to be. Maybe this is part of some kind of bad driving exhibition? If so, I hope it won Best in Show.

ARE THERE ANY PERILS TO TRYING TO CAPTURE FOOTAGE OF BAD DRIVERS ON THE ROAD?

Hey, if you know anything at all about driving it should be that there are always perils. So any time you see a handheld camera being used on the open road, you should remember that it’s not just the subject of the footage who might qualify as a bad driver, but the person holding the camera too. That’s never more evident than in the video below, which shows what happened when some snarkmeister decided to capture another bad driver in the act. The ironic twist that caps off the video serves as a good lesson to all of us – “judge not lest ye be judged.”

DO YOU HAVE ANY BAD DRIVERS OF MORE UNUSUAL VEHICLES?

A bad driver of a car or truck is one thing, and not really that unusual. But things start to get a lot more exciting when you put one of those same bad drivers behind the wheel of, say, a school bus. The addition of an army of screaming children would be taxing on anyone’s nerves, but one of the unwritten rules of the road is you don’t stop the bus to beat up your passengers. Actually, I think that might be a written rule as well:

Things get even more interesting when the vehicle in question is a tow truck, and the goal is to secure another car on it. The possibilities for disaster here our endless, but I have to say it’s kind of impressive that he ends up getting the car on the truck in a reasonably respectable position. I just don’t know if that end justifies these ends:

DO YOU HAVE A GREAT BAD DRIVER VIDEO TO CLOSE US OUT WITH?

Sure, and it’s another treat from our friends in Eastern Europe. Russian drivers are infamous for their combination of speed and recklessness, and that combo is in full force in the video below.

Hope you weren’t planning on taking a road trip to Russia before you saw that.