Kids, don’t try this...ever. Just when you thought all you had to worry about were drunk drivers, a different kind of threat has surfaced in the US: car surfers. They made their first appearance in the nineties, and it seems there’s no stopping them even in 2008.
Teens, usually male, put their vehicles on drive, and climb out, either clutching at the sides, standing on the roof, or sitting on the hood, then 'surf' on the vehicle. 58 deaths since 1990 have been recorded by the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, while the speed of the victims’ cars ranged from 5 mph to 80 mph (8 kph to 128 kph). Even with someone at the wheel while another person did the stunt, a sudden stop or the tiniest change in the vehicle’s movement could cause an injury, or even a fatality.
Best to leave the stunts to the pros.