The /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit is a great way for car enthusiasts such as ourselves to kill some time. The page is full of perfect examples of how not to drive, from running red lights to driving over wet cement, but a recent post involving a Chevrolet Venture van stood out to us from the rest.
The post in question shows a white Chevrolet Venture driving down what appears to be the Interstate 40 just outside of Shawnee, Oklahoma. This would normally be a completely unremarkable scene, except the family van has a fairly major issue with it: the plastic rear bumper is dragging on the ground and is hanging on by what appears to be a single clip on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
This scene is pretty funny and is made even more comedic by the hysterical laughs of the occupants in the car the filmer is in. We do hope someone informed the driver of the Chevrolet Venture their bumper was hanging off, though. This would be a large piece of debris to fall off into the road and would have the potential to cause an accident or a traffic backup. Furthermore, it appears as though the van is fitted with a handicap license plate, suggesting the driver is either disabled or old. That could explain why they can’t hear the sound of it scraping along the highway at 60 mph.
The Chevrolet Venture went out of production following the 2005 model year, so even if this is a late-model version of the family van, it’s still pretty old. Perhaps this mishap will convince the driver to upgrade to something slightly newer.
Check out this funny clip embedded in the Reddit post just below.