To promote National Traffic Week in Brazil, a group has posted a video of how it is taking pedestrian safety into its own hands. The Hermann Blumenau Rotary Club is being called the "Brazilian Crosswalk Guardians," and this video shows exactly why.

When what looks to be a Fiat Panda rolls into the striped crosswalk area, the eight men sprint into action lifting the car up and moving it out of the way of pedestrians. This is apparently just a demonstration put on a marketing agency, but we'd be interested to see how things would play out if this were an actual crosswalk intervention.

The whole point of this group, and the video, is to point out how bad pedestrian safety has gotten in Brazil, especially in the city of Blumenau. According to the article in the Huffington Post, 13 people are killed each year in this city alone which is double the average rate for the rest of Brazil.

Check out the Brazilian crosswalk guardians in the video below.


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      aatbloke1967
      • 2 Years Ago
      "When what looks to be a Fiat Panda rolls into the striped crosswalk area ..." - AB AB, it's a mk1 Fiat Uno. Come on, you should be able to do better than that.
      Jojijojijo
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is a Fiat Uno, not a Panda
      jcso1985
      • 2 Years Ago
      i wonder if they can lift my 18 wheeler???
      sanmusa
      • 2 Years Ago
      That looks nothing like a Panda, know your Fiats! That's a Fiat Uno. The Panda never sold in Brazil, while the Uno is a huge success there.
        Joe Joey
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sanmusa
        So much for knowing you'r Fiat's it's actually currently called the Fiat Mille in Brasil!!
          sanmusa
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Joe Joey
          Yes, now it's the Mille, but it's still the Uno, on which the Mille is based. The Mille is just the Uno with the 1000 cc engine. Brazilian here, funny guy.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      This Panda had no engine, just a shell probably just to shoot this video. imo.
      KelperFoxWolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      A Panda? You ignorants, it's a FIAT Uno.
      Colin
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had an Uno in the 80s, a totally brilliant fun car.
      GreyAlien
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why are all of them wearing a Gracie Jiu Jitsu shirt? Instead of carrying the car just grab the driver out of the car and give them a neck hold back to the line. That they will remember next time!
      Paulo Martins
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fiat Uno.
      Paulo Martins
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fiat Uno.
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      This reminds me of a prank we pulled on a girl back in high school. She had a Beetle (original). We picked it up, carried it across the street and sat it down between to cars parallel style. There wasn't enough room for here to get it out of the space. She was pissed! Good times.
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