When it comes to dumb automotive tropes, the “mattress on the roof” is definitely one of the most common. Nevertheless, some drivers still somehow manage to reinforce those tropes with their own dumb behavior, as was the case for the Chevy Trax driver featured in the following viral video.
Clocking in at just a few seconds long, the video is brief and to the point, but dramatically displays some pretty poor decision making on the part of the Chevy Trax driver.
The video appears to have been captured by the passenger of another vehicle, which approaches the offending Chevy Trax from another lane. Video opens to reveal a highway in a city, with dark skies above and illuminated street lights indicating that the time of day is either at night or early in the morning. As the camera car approaches the Chevy Trax, we see what appears to be a massive foam mattress tied to the vehicle’s roof.
Per the vehicular trope, the mattress is bent at a 90-degree angle as it is buffeted by the wind, with only a few thin strands of rope preventing the mattress from flying down the highway. Naturally, the Chevy Trax hazard lights are flashing, as if everyone who sees the vehicle doesn’t already know that the mattress is a massive hazard to everyone around it.
The backstory as to why this Chevy Trax driver decided to chance it by tying the mattress to the roof and heading down the highway remains unknown. Maybe the mattress was the last item to be moved, and they simply did not measure its width before assuming it would fit into the hatchback. Maybe the driver simply wants to air it out. Either way, this definitely looks like it could end very poorly for everyone involved. At least the driver isn’t attempting to hold the mattress by sticking their arm out the window.
Check out the video for yourself below:
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