With spring’s arrival, you might be tempted to spend some more time outdoors after a dreary (and long) winter season full of unexpected storms, snow, and sub-zero temperatures.
Fresh air is definitely an instant mood booster too, but one passenger in Ontario recently took things to new heights when they decided to pop the top half of their body outside a car’s sunroof while it was speeding along a highway.
In a video uploaded by OPP Highway Safety Division on Wednesday, a passenger is seen embracing the fresh breeze over top of the Burlington Skyway.
“I would suggest what we see in the video is not a good idea, don’t be this passenger,” the tweet reads.
Sometimes pets will stick their head out the window to smell the fresh air. I would suggest what we see in the video is not a good idea, don’t be this passenger. #BuckleUp #BeABetterDriver #DriveLegal pic.twitter.com/1grmoZTWr3
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) March 22, 2023
The clip picked up many concerned reactions on social media, with people calling the move “unbelievable.”
Just an accident waiting to happen
— Michael Giesecke 🇨🇦 (@Mike_Giesecke) March 22, 2023
“Not sure if I’ve seen this episode of 1,000 ways to die,” one commenter wrote.
Something tells me they don’t have their seatbelt on. 🤔
— Beavereggs (@beavereggs75) March 22, 2023
“In the event of a collision, that would end so badly. Even if they were rear-ended. They have no clue,” another person said.
Spring air makes us do thrilling things
— Rev. Andrew (@billsmachine) March 23, 2023
Seatbelt violations aside, poking your head out — or in this instance, half of your body — of a moving vehicle to catch some fresh air simply isn’t worth it in the event of an incident.
While we understand that spring air is delightful, simply cracking open your window in the future should suffice.