Whenever we get to watch some real life crazy driving antics, it’s usually from the perspective of a police camera and (thankfully) the idiots usually get caught. This video? It’s recorded from the perspective of a ‘street racer’ trying to escape from a police helicopter, Grand Theft Auto style, with a GoPro stuck to the side of his car.
But first a caveat: illegal street racing is dumb. It’s super dumb. It doesn’t make you look cool, it makes you look like an idiot. And if I see you doing it on the road so help me God I will beep my horn very loudly in disapproval.
The weird thing about this video is that the techniques I often employ to escape a police helicopter in GTA IV seem to sort of work pretty well in real life. First the guy breaks the line of sight (by going under a bridge or a tunnel) and then tries to escape the eyeballs of the chopper by moving elsewhere.
I’m reluctant to say that this video is cool. But it’s sort of cool.