A viral video has emerged where a man is seen being smashed into a steel door by an automatic car while trying to fix it. The video comes at a time when there are polarizing perspectives regarding AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) cars that have been gaining popularity for the past few years. The recent video has again sparked a debate over which type of car is safer – one with a manual gearbox or an automatic gearbox.
The viral video was first shared on Twitter by a user with the handle – ‘@ragiing_bull’. “If an automatic vehicle breaks down, never stand in front of the vehicle. Please notify your friends and relatives. Share this post as an example,” he captioned the video.
In the video that has gone viral, a man can be seen getting out of an apparently broken down car. The man comes to the front of the car and opens its hood. After making a few changes, he returns to the driver’s seat and adjusts something near the steering wheel. As he returns to the hood again, the car somehow accelerates and crushes him against a steel shutter.
The video has since been viewed over seven lakh times. “Seriously, don’t touch car components unless you’re qualified to do so. It’s just not worth it,” one Twitter user observed.
The facts of the case
If you like good old-fashioned debates, go to a group of car enthusiasts, mention that you’re confused about automatic transmissions being safer than manuals (or vice versa), and watch the sparks start to fly. . Since time immemorial there have been debates about which transmission is the safest in cars. Although there is no single answer, a video recently emerged that shows the dangers of an automatic car.
The video was first shared on Twitter with a caption that read, “Warning: If an automatic vehicle breaks down, never stand in front of the vehicle. Please notify your friends and relatives. Share this post as an example.
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What does the video show?
In the now-defunct viral video, a man, appearing to be a mechanic, gets out of a stationary car and opens the hood to inspect something. After a few moments, the man returns to the driver’s seat and adjusts something near the steering wheel. He approaches the hood again and that’s when things get worse. Out of nowhere, the stationary car accelerates and slams the man against a steel shutter that was behind him when he stood near the hood.
Meanwhile, a woman can be seen rushing to somehow lift the steel shutter and free the crushed man. Although it is not stated whether the man survived the incident, given the impact of the car, it is likely that the man was at least seriously injured.
Watch the video here:
— Deepak. Prabhu/दीपक प्रभू (@ragiing_bull) September 12, 2022
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Internet users divided on the manual VS automatic transmission?
Following the video going viral, many netizens took to the comments section and shared their own insights into the cars and their shock at the man’s plight.
“Always leave the automatic car in park. It was trying to start the car. Ideally the automatic car won’t start if it’s not in park. Something is wrong with the ignition system of the car,” one Twitter user said.
Always leave the automatic car in park.
He was trying to start the car. Ideally, the automatic car does not start if it is not in park. There must be a problem with the car’s ignition system.
— Mangirish Herwadkar (@hmangirish) September 12, 2022
“I wonder how? automatic cars won’t start unless the lever is in neutral and also if you put it in drive or reverse mode. Also, even in neutral, it only starts if I hold the brake. This is how my car works,” another user commented.
I wonder how? automatic cars won’t start unless the lever is in neutral and also if you put it in drive or reverse mode. Also, even in neutral, it only starts if I hold the brake. This is how my car works.
— Darshan Shettar (@darsh23) September 12, 2022
Other netizens tried to balance the scales and mentioned that the same incident could have happened in a manual transmission car as well.
More human error than the car being manual or automatic. Looks like the driver started it without putting it in Nutral and pulling the break by hand. I hope people will learn from this.
— आत्मनिर्भर Sumit 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@sumitsonii) September 12, 2022
Yes, this can also happen in a manual transmission vehicle, always put the handbrake on
— ramjiYahoo (@ramjiyahoo) September 12, 2022
Bad messaging. This is not an automatic transmission
— Srini (@srinitweeeets) September 12, 2022
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