Father Saves His Son from Rally Car Drifting Out of Control: Defensive Spectating

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Ever wondered what the pedestrian equivalent of defensive driving is? At least when it comes to witnessing the racing action, we’ll call this attitude “defensive spectating”.
We even have an example for you. This comes from the clip below, which shows a father teaching his son all about this notion. Oh and he also saves the little one’s life while he’s at it.

It all starts when a Cio RS rally car gets out of control while flying on gravel. The driver isn’t able to correct the oversteer and steps onto the grass, heading straight for the spectators. And yes, the people were sitting behind the safety line.

We haven’t recently checked the IQ of today’s average rally spectators, but if these people had taken part in Group B rallying, they certainly wouldn’t have been here today. A lot of the spectators attempted to run away from the incoming car by... getting in its way.

Most of the people there should’ve run in the opposite direction, but the herd effect was stronger than common sense. The little boy we are talking about follows the same path, but, after watching the car sliding for a few brief moments, his dad realised what they were supposed to do. He tightened the grip on his son’s hand and pulled him the other way.

The little one was wrestled out of the car’s path moments before the Clio RS came sliding by.

Fortunately, the driver managed to slalom through the crown, even though some of the people had fallen in the rush of the moment and were almost lying in the car’s path.

Oh well, at least this might serve as a lesson and we’re also talking about pedestrians walking through their cities here.

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