Worst driver in The Netherlands - Click above to watch video after the jump

We've seen some pretty bad ideas for reality TV shows come to fruition, but they all pale in comparison to De Allerslechtste chauffeur van Nederland? (Who Is The Worst Driver In The Netherlands?) – a concept that takes bad drivers and puts them behind the wheel in a series of contests.

Show organizers apparently got their answer when a contestant identified as Pim mistook the accelerator for the brake, veered off course, took his hands from the wheel, covered his eyes, struck a car and ran down both a camera man and the show's host. By some small miracle, no one was seriously injured in the episode, though host Ruben Nicolai spent some time in the hospital as a result of Pim's excursion.

Strangely enough, the show shoved two passengers into the car with Pim for his stunt. Neither of the two ladies were harmed in his off-course adventure despite the fact that he hit a staff car hard enough to shatter the windshield in his Volvo and blow the airbags. Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Sooooo this pretty much means he won, right? If you have a show called "Who Is The Worst Driver In The Netherlands?", and a contestant runs over the host, plows through a camera man, and destroys two cars, all in one event... ...that pretty much answers the question.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Any idiot that doesn't believe that driver's license testing should be made dramatically more tough should watch that video. For anyone else, save yourself the rise in bloodpressure because you'll probably get pissed off beyond words like I just did.
        John Hughan
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. Apparently in Germany driver's license testing is so tough that people actually stress out studying for it and it's dramatically easier to lose one's license. I really wish that were true in the US, but anyone who tried to introduce it would likely be met with people who feel it's their right as Americans to drive and that extra testing would be more expensive and blah blah.
          • 4 Years Ago
          @John Hughan
          Diving tests in Germany are also expensive, so drivers have a much more vested interest in making sure that they get all the questions right the first time, so they don't have to shell out more money than necessary.
      Saif Naqeeb
      • 4 Years Ago
      You know its bad when even a Volvo cant help you. On second thought, Volvo could hire this guy to test their cars. There's 5 star and 5-star Pim-rated. If a car passed a Pim rating, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
      Steve Hayward
      • 4 Years Ago
      Guys, you should actually watch the whole video (talking to AB here as well). At the end, the in-car shot clearly shows the driver has his hands on the wheel (well, at least one of them) until the airbag goes off in his face. Then he holds his face where it was struck by the airbag. I'm not excusing his abilities (which are horrible and rival what I've seen on Canada's Worst Driver) but your story is somewhat misleading about what he actually did.
      • 4 Years Ago
      anyone notice the blonde in the backseat wasnt wearing her seatbelt? any awards for worst passengers given out too?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This dude should have his license taken away. People this dumb are a menace to society behind the wheel of motor vehicle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      omg omg omg I soooo hit that guy... omg omg *Kermit-frail*
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow how could someone be so bad as to not even hit the brake at all....
        • 4 Years Ago
        ask all the people that sued toyota for "unintended acceleration" haha
      • 4 Years Ago
      The problem is the dutch cant drive with those d@mn wooden shoes
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why on earth would you close your eyes and then drive???
      • 4 Years Ago
      Haaaay, hooooooo, NOOOOOO!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
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