‘Bird Box’ challenge leads to predicable results as teen driver crashes
A teen driver in Utah was involved in a crash Friday when she attempted to try the ‘Bird Box’ challenge while behind the wheel.
According to police the 17-year-old girl was trying to drive with a beanie hat pulled down over her eyes;
“Bird Box Challenge while driving … predictable result,” the tweet from the Layton Polies said. “This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway. Luckily no injuries.”
The Bird Box challenge requires people to record themselves doing everyday tasks while blindfolded. The name comes from the Netflix movie “Bird Box,” in which characters are blindfolded through much of the movie.
The driver involved in Friday’s crash is just one of many people who have risked their safety doing the Bird Box challenge. A search of “Bird Box challenge” on Twitter shows videos of people engaging in all sorts of activities while blindfolded, including boxing, navigating obstacle courses and even catching alligators.
The challenge has become so popular that Netflix issued a warning Jan. 2 via Twitter urging viewers to not do it:
“Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. We don’t know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes."