Scooters Can Fly and So Can Unstrapped Helmets

Scooters Can Fly and So Can Unstrapped Helmets 1 photo
Photo: YouTube capture
There are at least two things to riding that we cannot escape. One is the fact that, from time to time, almost all of us make illegal, stupid moves in traffic. Some of us get away with it, some don't. They either crash and get hurt in different ways or get caught by the cops.
The second thing is that thanks to the dashboard cameras, the new riders can see to what consequences mindless riding leads, and understand that when acting stupidly, two-wheelers can be very dangerous.

Now, the problem is that no amount of videos can make a difference if people just watch them and don't understand what they are about. One can watch hundreds of crash compilations and then get on the bike and ride in the same idiotic manner, with no lessons learned.

However, if after watching a video like the one after the jump, riders understand why strapping the helmet is a very wise idea, or that passing cars on the right side while speeding and not watching the road ahead is not ideal, they might stand a chance.

As for this scooter rider, I am amazed to see how lucky the chap is. Watching the scooter taking off with such speed, I thought this guy was a goner. With the helmet flying off his head several feet higher, I could almost bet he would not rise from the ground.

Seeing the fellow back to his feet and walking around the crashed scooter, battered but seemingly in one piece and with no clear signs of severe fractures or other injuries felt almost like magic. Even more, I guess that seeing him fleeing the crash scene would not add to the surprise.

Hard to tell where is this taking place; he is wearing a face mask that makes me go for some Asian country, but the architecture doesn't quite match. Anyway, it's even harder to imagine this guy having any more luck...

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