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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:10 PM

Police: Driver crashes trying 'Bird Box' blindfold challenge

Source: Associated Press

Police: Driver crashes trying ‘Bird Box’ blindfold challenge

January 11, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box Challenge.”

Layton police Lt. Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another car after she pulled a hat over her eyes to emulate “Bird Box,” a Sandra Bullock movie on Netflix where characters must be constantly blindfolded to avoid visions that urge them to die.

Videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have attracted widespread attention online, and Netflix tweeted a warning about the challenge last week.

No one was hurt in the Monday crash north of Salt Lake City.

Lyman says it should serve as a warning he never thought he’d have to give: Don’t drive while blindfolded.


https://apnews.com/0e72ccc7ef4a4f91a5bbd25b22818733

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:03 PM

1. This is completely insane. n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:05 PM

2. She must have not paid attention to the movie.

They drove w/o blindfolds, using only the GPS and the car's front and rear sensors...painted windows. And very, very slowly. W/o any other drivers on the road.

And it was The MOVIES. Not real life. Idiots abound.

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Response to JDC (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:26 PM

3. The movie scenario was at least plausible

A late model SUV with dashboard GPS and the various parking sensors arrayed around the front and back of the vehicle.

This is just stupid.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:33 PM

4. Shallow gene pool?

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