Full-Sized Pedal Car

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago Misc
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A stripped 1986 Buick Regal, outfitted with four independent pedals and gears, cruises streets of Toronto.
There are 33 comments:
Male 283
cool... cops suck
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Female 92
i want one! think of all the gas money i can save!
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Male 1,078
lol. thats awesome.
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Male 267
nice i like.
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Male 54
this bike is more superior imo
http://youtube.com/watch?v=hQGLNPJ9VCE
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Male 161
Stupid cop has no sense of humor at all
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Female 124
"The safety factor is............unsafe"

Looks safer than riding bicycles in the street, like they do here in Oregon. At least you`ve got some armor around you. I guess the danger is for whatever you hit (at 5 mph top speed)

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Male 3,431
How is that car less safe than a Bicycle on the road? If bicycles are allowed on the road then the car seems legitimate. It was a little bit inane but not unsafe.
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Male 97
The cops where in the wrong, other than they might have been going under the minimum speed limit. not sure what the law is in Canada though.

In CA:

Minimum Speed Law

22400. (a) No person shall drive upon a highway at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, unless the reduced speed is necessary for safe operation, because of a grade, or in compliance with law.

other than that it should just be seen as an oversized bike so they didn`t even have the legal right to ask to see his drivers licence.

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Male 4,393
can someone say the Flintstones ? :P
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Male 608
To simcon. Akappy is superior. He had the joke first. You came to steal from him.
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Male 1,853
i agree with shazzam. even im starting to gain weight from laziness
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Female 3,001
haha
dumb people.
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Female 2,695
this would help cure america`s obesity and help stop ozone depletion!
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Male 418
I was waiting for the cops to pull out their tazers
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Male 339
Pedal quad bikes and even rickshaws are allowed on TO streets but something like this would be a hazard since it probably can`t maneuver or stop quickly enough.
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Female 137
Maybe they should have used a lighter car, and not the mammoth that is the Buick Regal.
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Male 275
How fast does that go?
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Male 110
You can`t get plates for it at the `Department of Motor Vehicles`, because there is no motor. License plates are not required for non mototized vehicles in the US anyway
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Male 551
Dumb people + crappy bikecar = FAIL
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Male 170
drating pigs. And I think, in the UK at least, it would count as a pedal quadricycle, similar to a bike. Which means no need for plates, although a sign on the back reading "Pedal Car" or something would probably help avoid being pulled over all the time.
Is poo slow though, mainly because it`s a big heavy lump of metal. A custom-built pedal car, using lightweight materials and an aerodynamic body, would be MUCH faster, ouptacing a standard bicycle.
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Female 1,496
You could get plates for it in county where you would not have to pass emissions.
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Male 254
AKappy

I came here to make that joke. You stole me line grrr lol

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Male 2,616
Makes the Flintstones look like a bunch of cavemen.
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Male 307
i think it, like other bicycles, belongs on the sidewalk.
or get Lance A and friends to drive.
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Male 1,348
I doubt they had a title for it and here you need to go through inspection no matter what.
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Male 376
why not? make, model... sure at some point you`d have to fudge the number of cylinders with what it used to have but actually getting the plates wouldn`t be that tough. in the states you`d have to insure it first but if you don`t want collision insurance they usually don`t even need to see the vehicle.
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Male 357
the cops are wrong there i believe...this is not to be treated as a car cause it has no engine. it is more like a horse-cart. driven by muscle power and at least in our country it is allowed to drive a horse cart without a license and they are also slow, unsafe and block the traffic but since they are usually very few this doesn`t matter. but maybe you shouldn`t argue with cops...they are not the brightest in no country....comes with the job i guess

@blargendarg where would you get plates from? you would have to register the car and i don`t believe that this thing would get registered...

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Male 73
lol i guess canada aint THAT amazing. "the safety factor is ugggh......unsafe."
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Male 458
when i went to hawaii there was this company who had something kind of like this except that the "car" was more like nicely refurbished go-kart with leather seats and what not

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Male 376
nice! but wtf, shoulda put plates on it. they don`t ask if it has an engine or not.
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Female 47
haha. awesome.
i want one.
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Male 19,868
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