Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
glorybebe

'Flintstones' car case thrown out of court

Recommended Posts

glorybebe

A man who was facing charges for driving a pedal car won a victory in a Toronto courtroom on Thursday.

Trevor Baldwin was pulled over on a Toronto street last October for operating an unsafe vehicle on Queen Street West.

The Buick he was driving looked more like a car from The Flintstones animated television show, in which the driver and passengers use their feet to propel the vehicle.

Artist Michel de Broin built the so-called shared propulsion vehicle to make a point about gas consumption.

The hollowed-out car has no engine or transmission and uses candles instead of headlights. It does, however, have hand brakes.

The car, which has a top speed of 15 kilometres an hour, requires all four occupants to pedal and work together — a sharp contrast to the solitary, effortless experience of a typical car.

As the Crown prosecutor tried to make his case Thursday, the court erupted in laughter, and the charges were thrown out.

more

I would love a car like that! LMAO!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Bear's Quest

-Well it encourages ride sharing

-All the more with the price of gas is today

-No worries about smog fees

-You could travel carpool lane or the slow lane

Now if I can find that drive thru that serves up a side of dinosuar ribs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BiffSplitkins
Now if I can find that drive thru that serves up a side of dinosuar ribs.

LOL - That would be funny...

linked-image

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Finsup22

The cop should of Tazed that dude for being a hippie tree huger! :rolleyes:

Im very lazy, I dont think I'd want a car like that, sounds like too much work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sporkling

I don't understand. Why would they laugh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
theGhost_and_theDarkness

OMG, that's so cool! Lol. It is a good way to make a point! I would totally own a car like that! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
138

It would be a bugger to pedal uphill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
goalienan

How funny is that...Imagine the fun you could have with your friends :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cool breezer

The only law broken was that this vehicle should have had a slow-moving vehicle sign, the orange triangle symbol on the back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deadclown6

i find it funny that his last name is Baldwin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
swtp
:lol: I'd love to see a car like that, i wish they would have included a pic with the artical!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Blueguardian

Good job to them, they are taking one for the environment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
kenshinx
requires all four occupants to pedal and work together

they should made it with lighter material

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wolfknight
The cop should of Tazed that dude for being a hippie tree huger! :rolleyes:

Im very lazy, I dont think I'd want a car like that, sounds like too much work.

You must like a tazer? The guy owns stock in Nike.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deadclown6

anybody wonder why i said it was funny that his last name is Baldwin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jaguat
How funny is that...Imagine the fun you could have with your friends :lol:

And what do you do when you go out and have a 'designated driver'? What, you can't help the poor bugger?

LOL.........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.