From the files of "wouldn't it be cool if..." comes this case of mistaken vehicular identity. See, the driver of this go-kart must think that he's piloting an actual street-legal motor vehicle. That has to be the explanation as why someone would be crazy enough to take a go-kart on busy city streets. The poster of this video was on his way to Sydney, Australia's Kingsford-Smith Airport, when he spotted this very brave – or very stupid – individual. We're leaning towards the latter.

At one point, the kart driver appears to either nearly lose control of his diminutive vehicle or intentionally try to spin it, in either case, he almost careens into oncoming traffic. This video should serve as a reminder as to why we have sensible traffic laws and regulations for motor vehicles. Apparently the Sydney police agree, and are reportedly keeping an eye out for the driver. We hope this guy made it to work safely, but really, this is a little ridiculous. Fair warning: There is quite a lot of accent-tinged foul language in this one, so it might be Not Safe For Work.


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      ChrisDPrice
      • 2 Years Ago
      Woman says "...funny how he lost control when he hit the brakes..." Obviously not a go-kart rider, her. That maneuver WAS his braking. Go-karts don't typically have stellar braking abilities. That is how you do a emergency stop -- get it sideways and use the rubber against the road.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      OopsISuck
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of course it dangerous! He's driving on the wrong side of the road!!!!!
        Robert Ryan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @OopsISuck
        If he drove on the same side as the US, that would be the "suicidal side " of the road.
      Gfys
      • 2 Years Ago
      I live in Sydney and just wanted to say good on him - its a hell of a lot less dangerous than the cyclists in reclining bicycles that ride on 80km/h roads. The nanny state here is a joke, cops fined a woman the other day for handing her kids a packet of tik taks claiming it was a phone.
        Brodz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Gfys
        Unfortunately I can't agree with you fully. While cyclists are annoying and arrogant turds, they are legally allowed to ride on the roads. Whereas driving unlicensed vehicles - which this go-kart clearly is - is a serious offence.
      willied
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't see why you can't have go karts (referring to buggies with full suspension and a roll cage (as long as you have turn signals, horn, etc.)) on the roads here when you can drive a bloody moped with no problem. Just ridiculous.
      jaorme
      • 2 Years Ago
      That traffic light took a long time...
      Gordon Chen
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've seen an old guy in an electric wheelchair do this on a street near where I used to work. It was one of the dumbest thigns I've ever seen.
      Brodz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Accent tinged? What's wrong with my accent?
        Brodz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brodz
        Oh yeah... New South Welshman... sounds like a sick cat. (Should've watched the video first.)
      56Jalopy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Around here when they lose their driving license they ride their lawn tractors. The go cart can at least stay with traffic.