The Best of Winter Driving Fails

Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 11:19 am ET

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The Very Best of Winter Driving Fail VideosCan’t speak for B Diddy, but I’m certainly no stranger to winter driving fails. Of course, I like to think that mine have simply been more a product of bad luck — as opposed to stupidity — but then I guess I’m biased.

Starting off here with one of my all-time favorites: The Paignton Slip n’ Slide

Why this couple (1) didn’t listen to their neighbors’ advice about the perils of driving on black ice, and (2) felt it wise to shamelessly bail when this epic fail reached fruition is beyond me. But at least it made for great video!

Make the jump for several more winter driving fail classics, old and new…

I’m beginning to wonder if this is some sort of epidemic in the UK, or something. This lady, her lovely BMW 1-Series stuck in the snow, decides to get out and give it a push — while leaving the car in gear.

Ummm, it’s about to hit the house.” It is indeed…

A new one for me here, and a welcomed one. A man of action, apparently, this guy decided to put his foot down — literally — when his car started to slide. Mind boggling…

This time of year is naturally one of the best for those in the tow truck business. They’re professionals, folks, which is why you should strongly consider giving them a call before asking your buddy to pull you out with his SUV.

Yeah, just because it came with the tow package doesn’t mean he knows what he’s doing…

This next one might be the the greatest, widely respected winter driving fail of all time. Can’t you just hear ’em now: “I know what this skid needs…MORE POWER!

And then a relatively new entry: The Death of Frosty. Or: The one where a city bus driver tries to improve public safety by plowing through a snowman some college kids built in the middle of an icy road.

Oh, the driver was fired for this, too. Unreal, I know.

For those with a more refined taste, here’s a “Car Ice Ballet” in Spokane, Washington…

Finally, the most important thing to remember, or at least hope for, is that no one gets hurt. Yes, even the ones that are bat shit crazy enough to jump out of a slow-moving box built to withstand impacts well in excess of 50 mph. Seriously, it happens again — twice — in the video below.

So, yeah, just remember: If you start to skid or slide, stay inside the car. Oh, and have a wonderful, safe holiday season!

DBJ contributed to the crashes depicted in this post.

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  1. Eli Says:

    RT @YieldToFrump: The Best of Winter Driving Fails

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