History Main / DriveslikeCrazy

1st May '16 12:03:53 PM karstovich2
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* Two guys are speeding along the highway when they are stopped by a police officer. The officer says to the driver, "You were going 70 miles per hour; I have to give you a ticket." "But the sign says I can go that fast," says the driver, pointing to a nearby road sign. "That says ''Route'' 70," says the officer, exasperated, "That's not the speed limit, it's the road number." Then he notices that the guy in the passenger seat looks like he is going to throw up. He asks the driver, "What's wrong with your friend there?" The driver responds, "Oh, we just got off Route 130!"

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* Two guys young Scots are visiting America and speeding along the highway road when they are stopped by a police officer. The officer says to the driver, "You were going 70 miles per hour; hour. The speed limit is 45 miles per hour. I have to give you a ticket." "But the sign says I can go that fast," says the driver, pointing to a nearby road sign. "That says ''Route'' 70," says the officer, exasperated, "That's not the speed limit, it's the road number." Then he notices that the guy in the passenger seat looks like he is going to throw up. He asks the driver, "What's wrong with your friend there?" The driver responds, "Oh, we just got off Route 130!"130!"[[note]]This joke is doubly funny to people from [[UsefulNotes/NewJersey South Jersey]], since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey_Route_70 New Jersey Route 70]] intersects [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_130 U.S. Route 130]] in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey.[[/note]]
29th Apr '16 5:59:05 PM ANTMuddle
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[[DiscreditedTrope To the extent that it is still a living trope]], this is often a stereotype of [[WomenDrivers women]], {{Asian|Drivers}}s, Southern Europeans, and elderly drivers. In Russia, this is associated with Caucasian drivers[[note]]as in, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord from the Caucasus Mountains]], not the commonly used term for white people in the rest of the world[[/note]]. (God help you if you're stuck behind... in front of... besides...or on the sidewalk near an [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs old Asi]][[NinjaPirateZombieRobot an woman.]])

The TropeNamer is the Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "[[WomenDrivers She]] Drives Like Crazy". Compare DriverFacesPassenger. See also CaptainCrash, DinkyDrivers, TheTroubleWithTickets, CarMeetsHouse, DrunkDriver. Often a cause of WatchThePaintJob or ThePreciousPreciousCar. Contrast BadassDriver. If the driver is ''deliberately'' trying to kill someone with their driving skills, that's CarFu. Someone in a ChaseScene can be excused this sort of behavior, unless they're having far too much fun.

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[[DiscreditedTrope To the extent that it is still a living trope]], this is often a stereotype of [[WomenDrivers women]], {{Asian|Drivers}}s, Southern Europeans, and elderly drivers. In Russia, this is associated with Caucasian drivers[[note]]as in, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord from the Caucasus Mountains]], not the commonly used term for white people in the rest of the world[[/note]]. (God help you if you're stuck behind... in front of... besides... or on the sidewalk near an [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs old Asi]][[NinjaPirateZombieRobot an woman.]])

The TropeNamer is the Music/WeirdAlYankovic song {{car song}} "[[WomenDrivers She]] Drives Like Crazy". Compare DriverFacesPassenger. See also CaptainCrash, DinkyDrivers, TheTroubleWithTickets, CarMeetsHouse, DrunkDriver. Often a cause of WatchThePaintJob or ThePreciousPreciousCar. Contrast BadassDriver. If the driver is ''deliberately'' trying to kill someone with their driving skills, that's CarFu. Someone in a ChaseScene can be excused this sort of behavior, unless they're having far too much fun.
23rd Apr '16 11:24:50 PM Kamikashi
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[[DiscreditedTrope To the extent that it is still a living trope]], this is often a stereotype of [[WomenDrivers women]], {{Asian|Drivers}}s, Southern Europeans, and elderly drivers. In Russia, this is associated with Caucasian drivers[[note]]as in, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord from the Caucasus Mountains]], not the commonly used term for white people in the rest of the world[[/note]].

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[[DiscreditedTrope To the extent that it is still a living trope]], this is often a stereotype of [[WomenDrivers women]], {{Asian|Drivers}}s, Southern Europeans, and elderly drivers. In Russia, this is associated with Caucasian drivers[[note]]as in, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord from the Caucasus Mountains]], not the commonly used term for white people in the rest of the world[[/note]].
world[[/note]]. (God help you if you're stuck behind... in front of... besides...or on the sidewalk near an [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs old Asi]][[NinjaPirateZombieRobot an woman.]])
18th Apr '16 5:16:10 PM Stealth
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* The evil CoolCar [[CombiningMecha combiner team]] from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne'' known as the Stunticons drive like complete and utter maniacs... which, to be fair, they are, since their roster includes a megalomaniac, an egomaniac, a paranoiac, a nihilist, and a psychopath. Since they're the bad guys, they're not the kind to care very much about trifles like street safety or collateral damage and so their driving could be described as negligent at best (and outright homicidal at most other times).
13th Apr '16 10:08:12 AM Willbyr
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** A female cop who decides to chase Sousuke and Kaname (who are riding on a ''bicycle'') down in her police car. Her car flies off edges of the street, rams into barriers and signs, and she is [[EvilLaugh laughing maniacally]] as her partner is panicking. This scene is just a one long ShoutOut to the Natsumi Tsujimoto being [[LateForSchool Late for Work]] in the first ''YoureUnderArrest'' OVA. Doubly ironic because there it was only Natsumi who drove that way, but here it is for BOTH parties.

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** A female cop who decides to chase Sousuke and Kaname (who are riding on a ''bicycle'') down in her police car. Her car flies off edges of the street, rams into barriers and signs, and she is [[EvilLaugh laughing maniacally]] as her partner is panicking. This scene is just a one long ShoutOut to the Natsumi Tsujimoto being [[LateForSchool Late for Work]] in the first ''YoureUnderArrest'' ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'' OVA. Doubly ironic because there it was only Natsumi who drove that way, but here it is for BOTH parties.
8th Apr '16 12:06:45 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* In TanyaHuff's ''The Enchantment Emporium'', it alludes to Auntie Catherine driving like crazy because she charmed her car to act like something from NASCAR. Charlie also drives like crazy in one instance, but that was more of an result of driving said car and an improptu interrogation from her to her passenger. The sequel ''The Wild Ways'' confirms that all the [[NeverMessWithGranny Aunties]] drive like crazy.

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* In TanyaHuff's ''The Enchantment Emporium'', ''Literature/TheEnchantmentEmporium'', it alludes to Auntie Catherine driving like crazy because she charmed her car to act like something from NASCAR. Charlie also drives like crazy in one instance, but that was more of an result of driving said car and an improptu interrogation from her to her passenger. The sequel ''The Wild Ways'' confirms that all the [[NeverMessWithGranny Aunties]] drive like crazy.
6th Apr '16 1:57:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Richie & Eddie from ''{{Bottom}}'': Richie doesn't know how to drive and so asks Eddie -- who presumably has more experience. Eddie's idea of "How to Drive" is... "Well, you get the wires from underneath the dashboard and jam 'em together until the engine fires up. Then, you drink another can of special brew, aim it at the post-office and put a brick on the accelerator." Richie decides to "stick the key in and see what happens." With a clear road ahead he ram-raids an off-licence, in reverse.

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* Richie & Eddie from ''{{Bottom}}'': ''Series/{{Bottom}}'': Richie doesn't know how to drive and so asks Eddie -- who presumably has more experience. Eddie's idea of "How to Drive" is... "Well, you get the wires from underneath the dashboard and jam 'em together until the engine fires up. Then, you drink another can of special brew, aim it at the post-office and put a brick on the accelerator." Richie decides to "stick the key in and see what happens." With a clear road ahead he ram-raids an off-licence, in reverse.
3rd Apr '16 2:21:54 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* The Italian driver, M. Rossi, in ''ForzaMotorsport 3''. He'll mash other racers off the starting line, floors the gas constantly, and will pass in zones that no sane driver would try to pass in.
* ''Forza Horizon'' flat-out encourages you to do crazy stunts with your car to increase your in-game popularity rating, which helps unlock more races, more cars, and even award you money. Said stunts include zipping past oncoming traffic, jumping or bouncing, [[DieChairDie smashing objects]], drifting etc. The game even have separate names for each stunt you do, such as Daredevil (zipping past multiple cars), Wrecking Ball (smashing a lot of objects), or even Kangaroo (bouncing your car). But you don't get any reward for directly crashing into cars or scenery.
* To milder extent, ''TestDrive Unlimited 2'' is similar to Forza Horizon above, although the number of stunts you can pull are fewer.
* This is the premise of the ''CrazyTaxi'' series of video games. The driving style of the Crazy Taxi Delivery Service was once described by ''Tips and Tricks'' as "record time without road maps, speed limits, or a regard for anyone's personal safety". You get tips from your customers for doing tricks like jumps, drifts, and near-misses, and driving fast is ''essential'' to racking up high [[CallAHitPointASmeerp fares]].
* ''{{Burnout}}'': This is part of the premise; it even gives you points for traffic checks (however, you can never win at a game of chicken). The more dangerous the driving, the better.

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* The Italian driver, M. Rossi, in ''ForzaMotorsport 3''.''[[VideoGame/{{Forza}} Forza Motorsport 3]]''. He'll mash other racers off the starting line, floors the gas constantly, and will pass in zones that no sane driver would try to pass in.
* ** ''Forza Horizon'' flat-out encourages you to do crazy stunts with your car to increase your in-game popularity rating, which helps unlock more races, more cars, and even award you money. Said stunts include zipping past oncoming traffic, jumping or bouncing, [[DieChairDie smashing objects]], drifting etc. The game even have separate names for each stunt you do, such as Daredevil (zipping past multiple cars), Wrecking Ball (smashing a lot of objects), or even Kangaroo (bouncing your car). But you don't get any reward for directly crashing into cars or scenery.
* To milder extent, ''TestDrive ''VideoGame/TestDrive Unlimited 2'' is similar to Forza Horizon ''Forza Horizon'' above, although the number of stunts you can pull are fewer.
* This is the premise of the ''CrazyTaxi'' ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'' series of video games. The driving style of the Crazy Taxi Delivery Service was once described by ''Tips and Tricks'' as "record time without road maps, speed limits, or a regard for anyone's personal safety". You get tips from your customers for doing tricks like jumps, drifts, and near-misses, and driving fast is ''essential'' to racking up high [[CallAHitPointASmeerp fares]].
* ''{{Burnout}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'': This is part of the premise; it even gives you points for traffic checks (however, you can never win at a game of chicken). The more dangerous the driving, the better.
3rd Apr '16 12:00:23 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' was "let's see what crazy stunt the Duke boys can pull off this week". Jumps (mostly on makeshift dirt ramps), high-speed turns, you name it and Bo and Luke probably did it in the General Lee. It makes sense, since they used to run moonshine for Uncle Jesse before they got caught prior to the start of the series. Even Uncle Jesse and Boss Hogg (who used to be moonshine runners themselves) will get in on the act.
* ''FullHouse'' In one episode DJ starts going out with new friend named Jamie who just got a car and her friends, only to find that they like to drive dangerously fast and swerve very hard around turns, among other reckless acts. At the end of the episode, DJ decides reluctantly not to go out with Jamie and her friends at Stephanie and Michelle's requests, and initially holds a grudge on them. That is until Danny comes to inform her Jamie was in a bad car accident but she and her friends survived after wearing their seatbelts.
* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'':

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* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' was "let's see what crazy stunt the Duke boys can pull off this week". Jumps (mostly on makeshift dirt ramps), high-speed turns, you name it and Bo and Luke probably did it in the General Lee. It makes sense, since they used to run moonshine for Uncle Jesse before they got caught prior to the start of the series. Even Uncle Jesse and Boss Hogg (who used to be moonshine runners themselves) will get in on the act.
* ''FullHouse'' ''Series/FullHouse'' In one episode DJ starts going out with new friend named Jamie who just got a car and her friends, only to find that they like to drive dangerously fast and swerve very hard around turns, among other reckless acts. At the end of the episode, DJ decides reluctantly not to go out with Jamie and her friends at Stephanie and Michelle's requests, and initially holds a grudge on them. That is until Danny comes to inform her Jamie was in a bad car accident but she and her friends survived after wearing their seatbelts.
* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'':''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'':



* Cher from ''Film/{{Clueless}}''.

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* Elaine from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.

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* In ''AshesToAshes'', Alex makes good use of the Oh Shit Bar every episode.

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* In ''AshesToAshes'', ''Series/AshesToAshes'', Alex makes good use of the Oh Shit Bar every episode.
1st Apr '16 8:29:23 PM Katsuhagi
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* Though she's actually a very good driver, UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen once infamously offered King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia a drive around the Balmoral Estate. Expecting a chauffeur he was very surprised to see the Queen herself take the wheel (especially as women were not at that point allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia) and promptly proceed to drive at top speed along country roads, talking all the time. Apparently he eventually ended up begging her to slow down and concentrate.

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* Though she's actually a very good driver, UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen once infamously offered King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia a drive around the Balmoral Estate. Expecting a chauffeur he was very surprised to see the Queen herself take the wheel (especially as women were not at that point allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia) and promptly proceed to drive at top speed along country roads, talking all the time. Apparently he eventually ended up begging her to slow down and concentrate.


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* Though she's actually a very good driver, UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen once infamously offered King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia a drive around the Balmoral Estate. Expecting a chauffeur he was very surprised to see the Queen herself take the wheel of the Land Rover (especially as women were not at that point allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia) and promptly proceed to drive at top speed along country roads, talking all the time. Apparently he eventually ended up begging her to slow down and concentrate.
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