If you’re driving a truck that weighs several thousand pounds you should probably avoid trying to use your feet as brakes if your braking system is broken, unfortunately a 24-year-old driver in Michigan didn’t get that memo, causing two collisions with oncoming traffic.
Amazing the driver was able to get his truck to stop two times during his display of stupidity, not a small feet (no pun intended) with a vehicle of that size.
The sad part of this story? The man knew his brakes were broken and told police he was “planning to fix them” when he finally made it home, while a tow truck could have saved him a lot of cash which will be paid out due to the accidents he caused.
A police spokesman said of the driver:
“This guy’s no rocket scientist,” while adding, “Citizens were calling in [to police] saying this guy is all over the road, using his feet.”
It probably won’t surprise anyone to learn that the man was driving on a suspended license and that police charged him with reckless driving.
In other news, if a new Flintstones movie is ever filmed he could easily drive one of their prehistoric feet powered vehicles.
Here’s the video of the man’s attempts to stop using his feet:
Police called the drivers foot braking idea an exhibit in “moronic decision making” and I couldn’t agree more.
If you’re breaks were to go out, how would you try to stop your vehicle? Surely not with your feet hanging out the door.