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Man looks to dodge walking by taking to the roads in a bumper car

Man looks to dodge walking by taking to the roads in a bumper car

By Swansway Motor Group 24-09-2018

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Bizarre dash cam footage shows a man in Essex using a bumper car on the road.

Baffling footage has revealed the moment a man took to the roads in a vehicle normally associated with the fairground.

The video, captured in Harlow, Essex, show a bumper car parked up at a junction with a driver behind the wheel. Although the vehicle isn’t captured moving, the driver can be seen looking in either direction for oncoming vehicles — suggesting he’s about to merge into traffic.


 

Baffling footage has revealed the moment a man took to the roads in a vehicle normally associated with the fairground.

Keen-eyed observers will note the bumper car is missing a pole-mounted contact point at the rear — traditionally a vital component in linking the vehicle to a circuit on the fairground ride and supplying power.

That could suggest the vehicle was placed there as a stunt, rather than driven, with no method of propulsion to get it there — but some modern bumper cars utilise battery packs for power. Don’t expect it to rival the likes of Tesla for range, though.

Alongside the video posted to YouTube by Ben Peters, owner of tracking solutions firm Telematics Pro, a caption said:

“Not something you see on the road every day.”

Although it could be seen as a cheap entry into electric vehicle ownership, retailing second-hand for around £500, the bumper car doesn’t appear to be fitted with registration plates — so it’s unlikely to have had approval from the DVLA.

That’s not to say the humble dodgem doesn’t have the chops to make it as a road car. Several brave motorists have converted older, petrol-powered models into fully road-legal cars, while YouTuber and inventor Colin Furze recently created the world’s fastest model – fitted with a 600cc Honda motorbike engine and capable of 100mph.

 

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