Posted on: Nov 12, 2012
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5 Amazing Sightless Driving Stunts

Driving blind is as fun and dangerous as it sounds.
The biggest prerequisite when it comes to driving a car is having the ability to see. If you can't see, then you can't operate a motor vehicle. Or can you? These clips prove that just because a person is sightless, doesn't mean that they can't drift, drive really fast or rally. That's not to say that the blind/blinded folks in these videos do all of those things well, but they succeed in not crashing; for the most part. Continue below to see blinded drivers drift and a blind man do over 160 mph in a BMW.
Mike Newman attempts to break the blind land speed record that he set in this clip from "Fifth Gear." Saying whether Newman succeeded or not would be a spoiler, but it's not a spoiler to say that presenter Vicki Butler-Henderson gets freaked out when it's her turn to drive blind.


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Yes, this is a clip from "Top Gear USA." And yes, it surprisingly doesn't suck. There's not many ways you can screw up a drifting competition featuring a blind guy it seems.


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"Top Gear Australia" took the concept of blind driving one step further than its U.S. counterpart, holding a rally competition featuring blind drivers. The show's presenters acted as guides for the blinded professional rally drivers at the wheel.


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The driver in this video is technically not blind or blindfolded, but his sight is obscured with the whole hood-on-windshield thing. Like any true drifter, this guy doesn't let not being able to see in front of him stop him from sitting sideways.


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Once again, a drifter's hood pops up and blocks his view in this clip. And once again, this guy continues to drift like a champ. You heard it here first: Obscured windshield driving will be introduced to Formula D in the next five years.


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