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Date: 12/04/07 02:20 AM

33 Responses to Full-Sized Pedal Car

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18412 posts
    December 3, 2007 at 7:32 pm
    Link: Full-Sized Pedal Car - A stripped 1986 Buick Regal, outfitted with four independent pedals and gears, cruises streets of Toronto.
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    sarajayne33 Female 13-17
    47 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 2:28 am
    haha. awesome.
    i want one.
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    blargendarg Male 30-39
    377 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 2:29 am
    nice! but wtf, shoulda put plates on it. they don`t ask if it has an engine or not.
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    mastercif Male 13-17
    458 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 2:30 am
    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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    austin808 Male 13-17
    73 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 2:31 am
    lol i guess canada aint THAT amazing. "the safety factor is ugggh......unsafe."
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    marvinius Male 18-29
    357 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 2:38 am
    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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    blargendarg Male 30-39
    377 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 3:13 am
    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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    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 3:54 am
    I doubt they had a title for it and here you need to go through inspection no matter what.
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    arkansas Male 18-29
    307 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 3:55 am
    i think it, like other bicycles, belongs on the sidewalk.
    or get Lance A and friends to drive.
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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2619 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 3:59 am
    Makes the Flintstones look like a bunch of cavemen.
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    simcon Male 13-17
    254 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 5:19 am

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

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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 5:40 am
    You could get plates for it in county where you would not have to pass emissions.
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    cantab Male 18-29
    170 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 6:38 am
    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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    powpowking Male 13-17
    551 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 7:00 am
    Dumb people + crappy bikecar = FAIL
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    beaman Male 30-39
    110 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 8:12 am
    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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    Marsilvanian Male 18-29
    275 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 10:31 am
    How fast does that go?
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    xyra Female 18-29
    137 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 11:33 am
    Maybe they should have used a lighter car, and not the mammoth that is the Buick Regal.
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    faygo Male 30-39
    339 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 11:47 am
    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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    excelman Male 30-39
    418 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 2:44 pm
    I was waiting for the cops to pull out their tazers
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 3:21 pm
    this would help cure america`s obesity and help stop ozone depletion!
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    dumb people.
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
    1858 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 4:36 pm
    i agree with shazzam. even im starting to gain weight from laziness
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    togetec Male 13-17
    608 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 5:30 pm
    To simcon. Akappy is superior. He had the joke first. You came to steal from him.
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4398 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 6:01 pm
    can someone say the Flintstones ? :P
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    Smollet Male 13-17
    97 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 6:05 pm
    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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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3433 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 7:38 pm
    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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    kittenpants Female 30-39
    124 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 9:04 pm
    "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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    chillywhack Male 40-49
    161 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 10:12 pm
    Stupid cop has no sense of humor at all
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    Triplekia Male 18-29
    54 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 11:43 pm
    this bike is more superior imo
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    Phil_D_Rock Male 18-29
    267 posts
    December 5, 2007 at 1:19 am
    nice i like.
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    643197 Male 18-29
    1078 posts
    December 9, 2007 at 4:17 pm
    lol. thats awesome.
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    nunujean Female 18-29
    92 posts
    May 1, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    i want one! think of all the gas money i can save!
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    LordNick Male 18-29
    284 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    cool... cops suck

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