The highly-coveted Charles Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award’s newest nominee: teenagers and young adults skateboarding in traffic on freeways across the state of California.
Adding insult to injury, these people are thriving with recorded videos of their stunts being posted and shared throughout social media. If you so care to indulge your cravings, use the hashtag, #FreewayChallenge.
The clips show skaters ditching cars in slow-moving traffic, hopping on their skateboards and doing a few basic tricks. Some get air, others propel their boards up embankments as they might a half pipe, or hang on to vehicles for a tow. Most skaters do their thing and get back in the car, but at least one shows a skateboarder falling onto his back and hitting his head in the middle of a highway before getting up and running to safety. (San Diego Union Tribune)
The California Highway Patrol has issued some warnings for these kids to stop trying to add more traffic to the already congested pockets of the state’s highways.