Road Rage Video

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image Someone emailed me a videoclip titled "Road Rage". It shows an old woman slowly crossing a road, as a guy in a sports car lays on the horn, trying to get her to hurry up. I won't ruin the ending, but it's pretty amusing. However, the video (in the version I received) appears to be an unscripted scene accidentally caught on video by an amateur. There's no identifying information to suggest otherwise. But since I was curious about whether the scene really was unstaged, I managed to find it on Google Video. Their version was a few seconds longer, preserving the ending in which it's revealed to be an ad for IKEA. So apparently the scene was staged. It's still funny. But, I have no clue how the scene is supposed to inspire anyone to shop at IKEA.

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Posted on Tue Nov 08, 2005


The original ditributed viral was in QuickTime format. There was a link to click at the end of the video.
Posted by Viral Buddy  on  Tue Nov 08, 2005  at  10:55 PM
:lol: I received this a few weeks ago, too. Thought it was pretty funny, but it did look a little staged to me.
Posted by Smerk  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  06:45 AM
I feel a strange urge to buy overpriced crappy furnature that you have to assemble at home.
Posted by Citizen Premier  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  07:52 AM
It's certainly staged. First, I'll buy a steak dinner for anybody who can set off an airbag that way. Second, if you've ever had an airbag go off in your face, you know they don't stay inflated that long. They infalte and deflate so fast, you can barely see it.
Posted by Terry Austin  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  09:20 AM
very funny, clearly staged. Still funny, though.
Posted by JoeSixpack  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  09:30 AM
Yep....staged.....Airbags don't work like that....Airbags deploy when the vehicle decelerates at a rapid speed, such as, when you hit a vehicle straight on.....not just because of an impact....
Posted by X  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  11:01 AM
What? air bags come out when a certain part of the car is hit(with enough force). I don't know about the deceleration part.
Posted by Tweeked  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  11:19 AM
Forgive X. He knows not what he says.
Posted by Charybdis  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  11:23 AM
I sold cars for years.....They don't deploy just because it is hit.....A speed sensor is activated If the drop in speed is dramatic in a certain time frame, it activates the going from 60 mph to 45 mph in less then a sec. will activate them. (Thats just an example)and the only way to do that is hitting something, a collision, so the sensor is reffered to a collision sensor....remember, airbags usually won't deploy if you clip a car with the corner of yours unless the collision sensor detects a drop of speed in that time frame......Airbags don't deploy because of pounds of pressure.
Posted by X  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  12:53 PM
The purpose of a crash sensor is to detect a sudden deceleration of the vehicle and to close an electrical circuit if the sensor determines the severity of the impact warrants deployment of the air bag(s). Crash sensors generally fall into one of four design types, three electro-mechanical and one electronic.

your doesn;'t really go into detail.... go to if you want exact info, Chary......
Posted by X  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  01:05 PM
The sensor registers rapid changes in acceleration. It doesn't matter if the car is moving or not. Only the change in acceleration of the sensor matters. This means that if another car rams your parked car it will deploy. I recognize the fact that she didn't even remotely hit the bumper hard enough to trigger it, I'm just saying that the car's motion is irrelevent to the sensor.
Posted by Charybdis  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  01:12 PM registers rapid changes in "De-acceleration"
What your thinking of is the electro-mechanical sensors that are in the fenderwall or radiator (which I consider them back ups) They will register a collision when the car is hit in a parked position when the key "IS" in the ignition......
Posted by X  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  01:25 PM
Okay, I'm going to stop arguing with you until you get a basic education in physics.
Posted by Charybdis  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  01:55 PM
Whatever's true about it being plausible or not, it's still amusing on principle.
Posted by Aerin  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  08:27 PM
That jerk in the car blowing his horn at the old lady should be thrown in jail for at least a year. He needs to be held accoutable and suffer the consequences for his behavior.
Posted by topaz  on  Fri Jun 08, 2007  at  07:45 AM
Heard about website from my nephew, who alerted
me about a video that was staged. Even though it was
staged perhaps, the video was truly funny to me & a lot
of other people too.
Posted by Kathy M  on  Sun Oct 20, 2013  at  04:37 PM
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