Baffling clip shows man in bumper car waiting to turn at town junction


A BAFFLING video shows a man sitting in a bumper car at a road junction in the middle of a town.

The dashcam clip was filmed in Harlow, Essex, and shows a middle-aged man in shorts and sleeveless top behind the wheel of the dodgem.

The balding and bespectacled gentlemen appears to be waiting at a T-junction but the clip gives no clue how he got there – or how he planned to get anywhere else.

Ben Peters, 34, director of Telematics Pro UK Limited, shared the video to Facebook captioned with: “Not something you see on the road every day.”

In the short clip, the dashcam driver can be seen driving along a quiet residential street with cars parked along both side of the roads.

As the dashcam car gets closer to the junction, the small white dodgem can be seen.

As the dashcam car turns left, the dodgem driver can be seen looking right and left as if he is about to make a turn.

On social media, one user commented: “New police cars. Budget cuts and all that.”

Another added: “Wtf lol.”

While another user posted: “He’s leaving the scene of his own crime of taking new car batteries from a few cars and using a quiet getaway car.”

Speaking today, (Thurs) Ben, from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, said: “It was actually shared to us from one of our customers.

“I’ve never seen a dodgem on the road. I know electric cars are becoming more popular, but this is another level.”

Ben said the driver of the dashcam car was so taken aback he pushed the panic button.

“We instal the panic button with the dashcam and manage the system.

“Usually this is pressed in an emergency so we respond immediately to ensure

the safety of the driver and to manage the emergency.

“Initially we thought it was quite a serious accident but it turned out to be just a hilarious video.”

It remains unclear whether the dodgem spotted in Harlow has its own power.

Three years ago, Tom Evans, 69, from Glasgow, converted a bumper car into a road-legal petrol car.

Last week, it emerged that Mark Harper, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, had bought a dodgem for £400 on ebay and spent £2,500 converting it to run under its own power.