Footage captures 8 people travelling on a single motorbike

  • Tourist’s shocking bodycam footage captured the hair-raising moment on film
  • The vehicle appears to have makeshift ‘sidecars’ on each side for mutual balance
  • The elders are seated at the back, while the two youngsters are perched up-front

We’re often reminded that communal travel is the greener way to get about.

But one group of people took that to the extreme, recently – when eight of them clambered on a single motorbike in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.

Captured by a tourist’s bodycam, the eyebrow-raising clip shows the unidentified driver’s rather carefree approach to health and safety. 

And you thought the Circle Line was bad! A tourist's hilarious bodycam footage captured eight people riding one motorbike

And you thought the Circle Line was bad! A tourist’s hilarious bodycam footage captured eight people riding one motorbike

Viewers can first see the unusual-looking vehicle speeding along a sparsely-populated road in the 18-second scene.

Initially unclear, as the tourist gets closer it soon becomes apparent that there’s a single driver with seven passengers on makeshift sidecars.  

Unfortunately, these don’t appear to be designed for comfort – instead being built from mere planks of wood that are mutually-balanced to stop them toppling over.

The elder riders seem deliberately seated at the rear for logistical reasons, while the two children – who are, of course lighter – sit up-front.

Don't move! The family appear carefully balanced so they don't topple over

Nobody in the group bothered to wear any helmets - despite travelling at speed

Back to front: The fearless family appeared more than comfortable as they sped along 

Who are you looking at? The riders seem puzzled by the tourist's intrigue, which suggests it's a relatively standard way to get from A to B in rural India

Who are you looking at? The riders seem puzzled by the tourist’s intrigue, which suggests it’s a relatively standard way to get from A to B in rural India

Another woman, dressed in a pink scarf, clings to the driver as he speeds along. 

Interestingly, as they are overtaken by the tourist, they seem puzzled by his intrigue, which suggests it’s a relatively standard way to get from A to B. 

Uploaded to social media via Twitter’s CCTV Idiots account, the clip has since gone viral – with thousands of views and re-tweets. 

Hold on tight: The elders are seated at the back, while the two youngsters are perched up-front

Hold on tight: The elders are seated at the back, while the two youngsters are perched up-front


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