Watch this driver attempt a u-turn on a single lane road at the edge of a cliff

Originally published at: Watch this driver attempt a u-turn on a single lane road at the edge of a cliff | Boing Boing

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that must have been some pants-crapping view in the backup cam.

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I sometimes have nightmares like this. Although they’re probably not as nightmarish as whatever was in that house that made him so desperate to turn around.

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Can we get the practice videos, should be illuminating.

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Something about this video makes me grind my teeth (even with the volume correctly set to zero)

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“What could go wrong?”

(Answer: everything.)

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It’s helpful that they had 911 printed right on the side of the car. It’s going to come in handy one of these days.

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The last reverse move made my heart rate jump.

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I like this one attempt where the driver calmly gets out to re-balance the car in order to continue:

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I wonder where the camera operator was standing.

That wasn’t a U-turn, it was a three twenty four point turn.

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Austin Powers would be proud.

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Wouldn’t it be better or safer to demonstrate how to turn around in the driveway of that house he passed on the up the road?

I took my RV up a mountain in Tennessee once, going up not so bad, coming back down in the dark in the rain… bad.

Once I turned onto the road I knew I was committed till I got to the top. Going back wasn’t an option.

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Well done for having the patience to count. I got 22, but I lost concentration, and thus would have backed my car off the cliff to my doom.

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It’s all about patience and… front wheel drive.

Surely, this is 4 wheel drive, no?

I would have just continued up to the house and turned around in the driveway.

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I doubt it. Looks like a mid price fwd estate tho I’m not sure on the make as all cars are just ‘generic car’ at this point.

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Wow that was stressful to watch.

Even knowing it turns out well, I can’t bring myself to watch the video.

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I work in the car industry, for a division of a company that repairs and refurbishes cars for on-line resale, and there have been occasions when we’ve been packed with cars, getting one out of a tight place has been challenging on occasion, but nothing comes close to the buttock-clenching stress of watching that manoeuvre!

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