Are women the worst drivers out there? And all the men shouted “yes”. It is funny how almost everyone out there, including women, believe that men are by far better drivers than women, yet statistics show that men are far more likely to get tickets for reckless driving and get caught drunk driving. Although there are far more male drivers than female drivers on our roads, most of the accidents on the roads will indeed involve a man. The fact that male drivers are far more confident behind the wheel, can maneuver through tight spots, and generally have better knowledge of their vehicles than women is what will always make them appear to be the better drivers.
However, when it comes to road safety, gender hardly plays a significant role in determining just how good or bad a driver is. You are a good driver if you can follow all the rules of the road and respect other road users; anything short of this is enough to label you a bad or even terrible driver. The worst drivers on the road are those that put their own lives and the lives of other motorists, road users, and pedestrians in danger. Bad drivers are even a threat to parked cars, guardrails, buildings, and anything else on the road.
Here is a list of 10 of the worst drivers ever caught on film. Each of these drivers deserves to be here owing to the stupid mistakes they made, or the problems that their cars might be having that forced them into these situations. Which of these drivers would top your list of the worst drivers ever?
10. A man tries to drive through some huge rocks and fails
One of the first lessons you learn from a driving instructor, a lesson that is pretty obvious, is that you have to keep your eyes on the road – a rule that some drivers tend to overlook. This driver in Tennessee saw NBC’s camera crew next to the road and decided to watch them as opposed to keeping his eyes on the road. The camera crew was shooting footage of a rockslide that had shut down part of a state highway in Tennessee when a driver sped straight into the huge boulders that had blocked the road. The driver is heard saying that he did not even see it (the huge boulders that were completely blocking the road), enough evidence to sentence him to appearing on this list of shame.
9. Woman tries to refuel her car but can’t find her petrol cap
Although many men wrongfully claim that women know nothing about cars, some women are not helping their gender to try and win the argument. Of course, it is the duty of every man out there to help a woman change a flat tire or jumpstart a manual car, but little can be done to help this woman who can’t figure out where her petrol cap is. The woman caught in this video kept going around in circles, hoping that when she gets to the other side her petrol cap would have moved to the other side. She gets out of her car at least four times before she finally figures out what to do. This woman might not be a bad driver, but she sure falls short when it comes to “driver common sense 101.”
8. Driver flips a Dodge Ram SRT 10 instead of just driving straight
Everybody knows that a Dodge Ram SRT 10 is a powerful pickup truck, which is very stable and relatively very hard to flip. However, no one told that to this driver. The only good thing here is that nobody gets hurt. This is a clear example of a bad driver, who flips his truck in a way that hardly anyone else can. Too bad he can’t make it to the Guinness Book of World Records for this flip; he will just make it to this worst driver’s list of records, which is a lot less prestigious.
7. Woman drives the wrong way on a highway
You would have to be an extremely bad driver to drive the wrong way on a highway, and that is exactly what the woman in this clip is. Although police were convinced that this woman was driving under the influence of some bad substances, she is clearly the worst kind of driver that you can ever share a road with. The police had to ram this woman’s car twice and flip it over in order to stop her dangerous activities on the road. Driving the wrong way on a highway endangers the lives of so many motorists on the road, and it will surely buy someone enough time behind bars if not on a hospital bed. The good thing is that the police stopped her before she could harm anyone.
6. Woman flips a car while attempting to go through a gate
The brake pedal is one of the most important features that you will find in every car, and every driver is encouraged to use it whenever he or she wants to slow down or stop. However, some drivers, like the one on this video, have no idea when to step on the brakes. The wonderful things about this video are that no one gets hurt and that it is one of the funniest accidents you will ever find online. That which would have been a basic right turn entrance through the gate without any form of obstruction, turns into a broken gate, a flipped car, and a huge embarrassment on the side of the driver.
5. Driver tries to fly over a Toll booth instead of just driving through
With this economy, it is a good idea to look for every way to save even a few dollars, right? Well, this driver perhaps takes the saving thing a bit too far and tries to fly over a toll booth at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, instead of just parting with the small fee required to drive through it. Whether this accident was caused by mechanical problems or a mistake on the side of the driver, this is definitely one of the worst accidents on this list and possibly anywhere near a toll booth anywhere around the world. Hopefully, there were no serious injuries, but this driver should not have been behind the wheel on this particular day.
4. Scooter driver crashes 4 times then falls into a well
You might think that a scooter driver is not a real driver and does not deserve a spot on this list, but the contents of this clip are too good to ignore. Scooters might be better than cars when it comes to saving the environment, but they are far more dangerous, far less comfortable, and much too slow to be sharing most roads with other vehicles. In this clip, this scooter driver must have been either high on something strong or was having the worst possible day anyone could have. He first rams head-on into a white van, then hits the side of a black saloon car, then hits a woman on a scooter, and then crashes into an oncoming lorry, before he finally crashes into a well. Although it is likely that he sustained some minor injuries, we can sure testify that his terrible driving is hilarious.
3. An SUV driver runs over two cars while deciding where to park
The parking lot is one of those places where drivers must go really slow because there are too many cars everywhere and there is just no room for speeding. The driver in this clip understands that, which is why he or she approaches the parking spot slowly and carefully before forgetting where the brake pedal is. Just when we expect the driver to slow down and come to a halt, he or she steps on the gas and runs over two cars parked across it. The worst thing about the clip is that the driver carefully backs up, leaves that spot, and does not bother to take the details or contact the drivers of the cars that he ran over.
2. Senior citizen smashes into 9 cars while leaving a parking lot
92-year-old senior citizens should not be allowed to drive because at their age their children and grandchildren should be doing all the driving for them. With age, human beings and even animals tend to lose their abilities to perform most skills; driving being one such skill in the case of humans. The senior citizen in this clip was doing fine until the point where he panicked and lost all control. Instead of slowing down he kept stepping on the gas until the impact with other vehicles stopped him, something that happened over and over again. Anyone beyond the age of 80 years should voluntarily surrender their driving privileges because they can pose a threat to themselves and others unless there is an emergency and there is no other driver available.
1. Driver destroys her car trying to run away from her mistake
When you bump into a parked car, it is only right for you to stop, assess the damage you have done, and own up to it because that is what you would expect another driver to do if they bumped into your car, right? The driver in this car does the exact opposite and ends up paying far more than she would have if she would have just owned up to her mistake. The escape that this woman had planned on making is the worst ever, and you cannot help but imagine that karma is paying her back for more than just hitting the back of the black SUV. This woman is undoubtedly the worst driver ever!