History Main / BlindDriving

23rd May '16 6:14:37 AM StFan
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A subtrope of AreYouSureYouCanDriveThisThing. Frequently overlaps with DrivesLikeCrazy, though most of the perpetrators of that trope don't have this trope as an excuse.

In RealLife, driving in traffic blinded (even temporarily as by sunlight or vision being blocked by a muddy or broken windshield or dense fog) is a ''very'' common cause of accidents (as in, almost every year, there are multi-car pileup crashes resulting from blizzards, dense fog, or dust storms - if you hear of a crash involving more than ten cars, it's almost certainly due to the drivers not being able to see the road ahead). While being guided can work (see below), that depends on your guide passenger being a capable, sober driver himself or herself, and is only good for when dazzled by sunlight or lights.

The magician's blindfolded driving trick is under Real Life in BlindfoldedVision

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A subtrope of AreYouSureYouCanDriveThisThing. AreYouSureYouCanDriveThisThing Frequently overlaps with DrivesLikeCrazy, though most of the perpetrators of that trope don't have this trope as an excuse.

In RealLife, driving in traffic blinded (even temporarily as by sunlight or vision being blocked by a muddy or broken windshield or dense fog) is a ''very'' common cause of accidents (as in, almost every year, there are multi-car pileup crashes resulting from blizzards, dense fog, or dust storms - -- if you hear of a crash involving more than ten cars, it's almost certainly due to the drivers not being able to see the road ahead). While being guided can work (see below), that depends on your guide passenger being a capable, sober driver himself or herself, and is only good for when dazzled by sunlight or lights.

The magician's blindfolded driving trick is under Real Life in BlindfoldedVision
BlindfoldedVision.



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* In the comic book series ''ComicBook/TopTen'' there's a blind taxi driver that steers by fate. He and his passengers always arrive where they need to be, but other people in the way...not so much.

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* In the comic book series ''ComicBook/TopTen'' there's a blind taxi driver that steers by fate. He and his passengers always arrive where they need to be, but other people in the way... not so much.




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* In ''[[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson: The Sea Of Monsters]]'', the Gray Sisters do this. It would have been creepy enough even if they didn't [[DrivesLikeCrazy Drive Like Crazy]].

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* In ''[[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson: The Sea Of of Monsters]]'', the Gray Sisters do this. It would have been creepy enough even if they didn't [[DrivesLikeCrazy Drive Like Crazy]].



* ''Film/SpyHard'' has a scene spoofing ''Film/{{Speed}}'' in which RayCharles is driving the bus.

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* ''Film/SpyHard'' has a scene spoofing ''Film/{{Speed}}'' in which RayCharles Music/RayCharles is driving the bus.




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* Tested by ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' and confirmed, as people have tried this in real life. Just make sure the person giving directions isn't drunk, because then the driver will drive as if he/she were also drunk.

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* Tested by ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' ''Series/MythBusters'' and confirmed, as people have tried this in real life. Just make sure the person giving directions isn't drunk, because then the driver will drive as if he/she were also drunk.



** Season 5, episode 6 of featured Jeremy Clarkson coaching Billy Baxter, a blind veteran of the British Royal Horse Artillery, around the track in the Suzuki Liana to prove that Richard Whiteley (who held the record for the slowest lap at the time) really was a bad driver. The blind man went a full four seconds faster.
** The post-apocalypse episode had a challenge where the hosts had to navigate their way from point A to point B using only their GPS, as the car's windows were blacked out. Among other things, they ended up going right through a chain link fence at one point.
* The ''Series/TopGearUS'' had this in the second episode. They held a challenge to see who could drift better: Adam, Rutledge, or a blind man coached by Tanner. [[spoiler: The blind man and Tanner won.]]
* In Series/DrakeAndJosh after Helen gets laser eye surgery, she arrives at the theater and gives the keys to Josh.
-->'''Josh:''' You drove here when you couldn't see!
-->'''Helen:''' Yeah, not one of my better ideas.

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** Season 5, episode 6 of featured features Jeremy Clarkson coaching Billy Baxter, a blind veteran of the British Royal Horse Artillery, around the track in the Suzuki Liana to prove that Richard Whiteley (who held the record for the slowest lap at the time) really was is a bad driver. The blind man went a full four seconds faster.
** The post-apocalypse episode had has a challenge where the hosts had have to navigate their way from point A to point B using only their GPS, as the car's windows were blacked out. Among other things, they ended up going right through a chain link fence at one point.
* The ''Series/TopGearUS'' had has this in the second episode. They held a challenge to see who could drift better: Adam, Rutledge, or a blind man coached by Tanner. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The blind man and Tanner won.]]
* In Series/DrakeAndJosh ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' after Helen gets laser eye surgery, she arrives at the theater and gives the keys to Josh.
-->'''Josh:''' You drove here when you couldn't see!
-->'''Helen:'''
see!\\
'''Helen:'''
Yeah, not one of my better ideas.



* One episode of ''Series/MacGyver'' featured Mac's hands having been injured and Pete being temporarily blinded. So they cooperated to escape from a sticky situation with Pete's hands on the wheel and Mac telling him where to go.

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* Woozie in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' has a version - he's really good at racing around designed tracks (like the race where CJ first meets him), but regular driving tends eat up a lot of time (his right-hand man, after CJ asked where Woozie was, said that he insisted on driving himself. "Could be anywhere.")

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' had to learn a driving course blindfolded as part of a DrillSergeantNasty's TrainingFromHell. Unfortunately, he can't drive ''without'' being blindfolded afterwards.
** In an earlier episode [=SpongeBob=] gets directions from Patrick over walkie-talkie in order to pass his driving test - not blindfolded, however.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' once had a Magoo-esque character driving across the city, with police giving chase, and crashing into Mung Daal's kitchen, mistaking it for his home.

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* One episode of ''Series/MacGyver'' featured Mac's hands having been injured and Pete being temporarily blinded. So they cooperated cooperate to escape from a sticky situation with Pete's hands on the wheel and Mac telling him where to go.

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* Woozie in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' has a version - -- he's really good at racing around designed tracks (like the race where CJ first meets him), but regular driving tends eat up a lot of time (his right-hand man, after CJ asked where Woozie was, said that he insisted on driving himself. "Could be anywhere.")

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' had ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
** [=SpongeBob=] has
to learn a driving course blindfolded as part of a DrillSergeantNasty's TrainingFromHell. Unfortunately, he can't drive ''without'' being blindfolded afterwards.
** In an earlier episode [=SpongeBob=] gets directions from Patrick over walkie-talkie in order to pass his driving test - -- not blindfolded, however.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' once had has a Magoo-esque character driving across the city, with police giving chase, and crashing into Mung Daal's kitchen, mistaking it for his home.




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17th Apr '16 12:30:59 PM Duffan
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* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' opened with a blindfolded Peter gushing about how he couldn't wait for his birthday party. Lois tells him to take off the blindfold from off-screen and he protests that it would ruin the surprise. It then pans out to reveal that he's the one driving.
9th Oct '15 2:47:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PercyJackson: The Sea Of Monsters'', the Gray Sisters do this. It would have been creepy enough even if they didn't [[DrivesLikeCrazy Drive Like Crazy]].

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* In ''PercyJackson: ''[[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson: The Sea Of Monsters'', Monsters]]'', the Gray Sisters do this. It would have been creepy enough even if they didn't [[DrivesLikeCrazy Drive Like Crazy]].
8th Oct '15 5:09:20 PM nombretomado
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* In the comic book series ''TopTen'' there's a blind taxi driver that steers by fate. He and his passengers always arrive where they need to be, but other people in the way...not so much.
* During the early days of ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', Dr. Mid-Nite was sometimes shown to drive the car. While Mid-Nite can ''technically'' see due to a special visor that plays off the fact that he can only see in total darkness, there's no way he'd ever get a proper license.

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* In the comic book series ''TopTen'' ''ComicBook/TopTen'' there's a blind taxi driver that steers by fate. He and his passengers always arrive where they need to be, but other people in the way...not so much.
* During the early days of ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', Dr. Mid-Nite was sometimes shown to drive the car. While Mid-Nite can ''technically'' see due to a special visor that plays off the fact that he can only see in total darkness, there's no way he'd ever get a proper license.
8th Oct '15 11:58:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Season 5, episode 6 of Series/TopGear featured Jeremy Clarkson coaching Billy Baxter, a blind veteran of the British Royal Horse Artillery, around the track in the Suzuki Liana to prove that Richard Whiteley (who held the record for the slowest lap at the time) really was a bad driver. The blind man went a full four seconds faster.
** The [[TopGearUS American version]] had this in the second episode. They held a challenge to see who could drift better: Adam, Rutledge, or a blind man coached by Tanner. [[spoiler: The blind man and Tanner won.]]
*** The post-apocalypse episode had a challenge where the hosts had to navigate their way from point A to point B using only their GPS, as the car's windows were blacked out. Among other things, they ended up going right through a chain link fence at one point.

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* ''Series/TopGear'':
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Season 5, episode 6 of Series/TopGear featured Jeremy Clarkson coaching Billy Baxter, a blind veteran of the British Royal Horse Artillery, around the track in the Suzuki Liana to prove that Richard Whiteley (who held the record for the slowest lap at the time) really was a bad driver. The blind man went a full four seconds faster.
** The [[TopGearUS American version]] post-apocalypse episode had a challenge where the hosts had to navigate their way from point A to point B using only their GPS, as the car's windows were blacked out. Among other things, they ended up going right through a chain link fence at one point.
* The ''Series/TopGearUS''
had this in the second episode. They held a challenge to see who could drift better: Adam, Rutledge, or a blind man coached by Tanner. [[spoiler: The blind man and Tanner won.]]
*** The post-apocalypse episode had a challenge where the hosts had to navigate their way from point A to point B using only their GPS, as the car's windows were blacked out. Among other things, they ended up going right through a chain link fence at one point.
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2nd Oct '15 3:34:45 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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12th Sep '15 10:26:21 AM Khathi
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* In ''Bílá hůl ráže 7,62''[[note]]7.62 Caliber White Cane[[/note]], a short Sci-Fi horror story by Czech author Ondřej Neff, in which [[AlienInvasion the aliens try to invade the Earth]] by [[TheVirus overwriting the human DNA by their own]] through the visual BrownNote, the authorities recruit a blind man as the exterminator to clean up the research institute captured by aliens through the camera feed of the space probe they've hijacked.[[note]]This worked, but the aliens actually had ''another'', audial BrownNote working the same way, though with the much lower bandwidth. The hero and the institute's female engineer working as his MissionControl were infected, but managed to [[ShaggyDogStory commit]] [[DyingAsHimself suicide]].[[/note]] The hero worked ''as a stunt driver'' before that.

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* In ''Bílá hůl ráže 7,62''[[note]]7.62 Caliber White Cane[[/note]], a short Sci-Fi horror story by Czech author Ondřej Neff, in which [[AlienInvasion the aliens try to invade the Earth]] by [[TheVirus overwriting the human DNA by their own]] through the visual BrownNote, the authorities recruit a blind man as the exterminator to clean up the research institute captured by aliens through the camera feed of the space probe they've hijacked.[[note]]This worked, but the aliens actually had ''another'', audial BrownNote working the same way, though with the much lower bandwidth. The hero and the institute's female engineer working as his MissionControl were infected, but managed to [[ShaggyDogStory commit]] [[DyingAsHimself [[DyingAsYourself suicide]].[[/note]] The hero worked ''as a stunt driver'' before that.
12th Sep '15 10:24:10 AM Khathi
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* In ''Bílá hůl ráže 7,62''[[note]]7.62 Caliber White Cane[[/note]], a short Sci-Fi horror story by Czech author Ondřej Neff, in which [[AlienInvasion the aliens try to invade the Earth]] by [[TheVirus overwriting the human DNA by their own]] through the visual BrownNote, the authorities recruit a blind man as the exterminator to clean up the research institute captured by aliens through the camera feed of the space probe they've hijacked.[[note]]This worked, but the aliens actually had ''another'', audial BrownNote working the same way, though with the much lower bandwidth. The hero and the institute's female engineer working as his MissionControl were infected, but managed to [[ShaggyDogStory commit suicide]].[[/note]] The hero worked ''as a stunt driver'' before that.

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* In ''Bílá hůl ráže 7,62''[[note]]7.62 Caliber White Cane[[/note]], a short Sci-Fi horror story by Czech author Ondřej Neff, in which [[AlienInvasion the aliens try to invade the Earth]] by [[TheVirus overwriting the human DNA by their own]] through the visual BrownNote, the authorities recruit a blind man as the exterminator to clean up the research institute captured by aliens through the camera feed of the space probe they've hijacked.[[note]]This worked, but the aliens actually had ''another'', audial BrownNote working the same way, though with the much lower bandwidth. The hero and the institute's female engineer working as his MissionControl were infected, but managed to [[ShaggyDogStory commit commit]] [[DyingAsHimself suicide]].[[/note]] The hero worked ''as a stunt driver'' before that.
12th Sep '15 10:23:15 AM Khathi
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* In ''Bílá hůl ráže 7,62''[[note]]7.62 Caliber White Cane[[/note]], a short Sci-Fi horror story by Czech author Ondřej Neff, in which [[AlienInvasion the aliens try to invade the Earth]] by [[TheVirus overwriting the human DNA by their own]] through the visual BrownNote, the authorities recruit a blind man as the exterminator to clean up the research institute captured by aliens through the camera feed of the space probe they've hijacked.[[note]]This worked, but the aliens actually had ''another'', audial BrownNote working the same way, though with the much lower bandwidth. The hero and the institute's female engineer working as his MissionControl were infected, but managed to [[ShaggyDogStory commit suicide]].[[/note]] The hero worked ''as a stunt driver'' before that.
6th Jun '15 9:01:11 PM Katsuhagi
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A subtrope of AreYouSureYouCanDriveThisThing.

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A subtrope of AreYouSureYouCanDriveThisThing. \n Frequently overlaps with DrivesLikeCrazy, though most of the perpetrators of that trope don't have this trope as an excuse.
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