Tourist Segway Crash [video]

Posted Jan 25th 2011 03:30 PMUpdated Apr 18th 2011 01:00 PM

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Segway tours have become a very popular way to tour around a city. It saves energy, gets you easily from point A to point B, and helps keep you from having to pop nasty blisters after a long day of walking. However, operating a Segway is like driving a car. To avoid a Segway crash you should always be aware of your surroundings, watch your speed, and don't operate a personal device at the same time.

However, it looks like YouTube user joshlake08 doesn't like to play by Segway operating rules. Speeding along a cruise port on a Segway with a camera in hand, he fails to notice what's ahead in the road and takes a turn for the worse. See if you can count how many times he flips over.

We are all too familiar with the fatalities caused by texting and driving. Do you think a campaign needs to be started to stop filming while on a Segway?

If you know of a funny travel or destination related video you would like to share, leave a comment or tweet me at @patrickObatu. You may find it as our next Video of the Day.



Are Segway tours worth the risk?
Yes, as long as you are responsible.1244 (55.5%)
Heck yeah! Who wants to walk?396 (17.7%)
No way. You will never find me on one of those things.276 (12.3%)
Nope. Segway tours are lame.325 (14.5%)


See yesterday's video of the day: Tourist Photo FAIL

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Russell

Idiot

January 26 2011 at 12:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jaguar6cy

By this time at least twenty Democratic lawyers have contacted this poor boy wanting to represent him in court. One is all it takes. Costly negotiation will ensue, the lawyer will be over compensated, insurance rates will increase, and a liberal law maker will introduce a bill to have Segways banned, or at least penalized by the NTSB and heavily regulated as a result. This is what happens when liberals have power. Are you still a liberal? Why?

January 26 2011 at 12:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
steve

Maybe it's just me, but from the camera point of view, this video was quite lame! I hadn't the slightest inclination to laugh, chuckle, or even smile. Give me a different view of some dork Segue-ing over a speedbump and it might be funny!

January 25 2011 at 11:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

Ironic, considering the guy who invented the Segue died by riding a Segue off a cliff. . .

January 25 2011 at 11:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Mike's comment
kath

Check your facts---it was the owner of the company not the inventor who went over the cliff!

January 30 2011 at 4:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

Jimi Heselden... Dean Kamen... Whatever. Still ironic.

January 30 2011 at 7:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
patrickbatu1

We thank all those that brought up the grammatical error in our poll. You will be happy to know that it has been updated. I apologize for missing that before it was pushed live.

January 25 2011 at 11:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
E raymond

"Your responsible"? YOU'RE responsible. Whoever wrote this poll is very irresponsible!

January 25 2011 at 10:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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patrickbatu1

Apologize for that. I have updated it. Sorry for missing that before pushing the poll live.

January 25 2011 at 11:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marilyn R. Horowitz

Hey AOL...where are your grammar, spelling and proofreading skills? In the voting, the first choice is: "Yes, as long as your responsible" which should be "you're." Shame on you.

Marilyn

January 25 2011 at 10:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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patrickbatu1

Yes, shame on me. I have updated it. Sorry for missing that before pushing the poll live.

January 25 2011 at 11:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kevin

We rode them in a tour at EPCOT after taking and passing an extensive training course. I think it enhanced the Disney experience for us!

January 25 2011 at 10:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
karen

I believe the first question should have read--Yes, as long as you are responsible. Can't anyone get the English language right ?

January 25 2011 at 9:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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patrickbatu1

Apologize for that. I have updated it. Sorry for missing that before pushing the poll live. I do know the English language but I am also human and make mistakes at times.

January 25 2011 at 11:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JEB BUCKINGHAM

This dimwit falls (no pun inteneded) into the same category as drivers and pedestrians who have a whoopsie while texting.

January 25 2011 at 9:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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