Harold Lloyd

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Driving in NYC 1928, Harold Lloyd

Say, you crazy nut — where did you learn to drive?

I didn’t. It’s a gift.

Next time you’re holding on for dear life in the back of a taxi, watch a few seconds of this video and you’ll likely feel a bit better about your fate. In this 1928 parody of what bad drivers New Yorkers are (some things never change), actor Harold Lloyd, famous for his silent comedy films, assumes the role of a city cab driver who takes passengers on a bumpy ride, dodging street-level trains and weaving in and out of traffic. We then see that the alternative modes of transportation, horse and carriage or bus, are just as dangerous.

Watch the full video here