View Full Version : Jump/rolling out of a car?

02-27-2012, 07:47 PM
Anyone know the maximum speed a car can be going and a person who is trained can jump/roll safely out of it? Speed & seconds make a difference in my mystery.



Drachen Jager
02-27-2012, 08:07 PM
Some general info.


The following tells a story of two men jumping at 50 MPH


02-27-2012, 08:59 PM
Wow, thanks Drachen. Huge help!

Drachen Jager
02-27-2012, 10:08 PM
By the way, I don't think there's any reasonable speed where you can jump safely out of a car. The little research I did turned up no maximum safe speed because, as one source said, there really isn't one. Most stuntmen refuse to do that stunt which is why you don't see it in the movies anymore. At high speeds it's incredibly dangerous, the person simply cannot control their tumble and one bad twist onto the neck is all it takes.

Mark G
02-27-2012, 11:44 PM
Loved those links Drachen!

I used to dismount from my bicycle when it was still moving at running speed, just to be a badass teenager. I'm sure that doesn't count...

02-28-2012, 12:00 AM
Did some windshield surfing as a teen. Took a spill off the car going maybe 20-25 mph. Banged up, nothing broken

02-28-2012, 01:51 AM
I know of people who had been paratroopers who would jump out of cars when the got adequately inebriated. Apparently it is as safe as riding a parachute, and that can mean a landing at a pretty good speed.

02-29-2012, 10:24 AM
Thanks, y'all. I appreciate the help. And yes, Drachen, when you think about it, this would never actually be "safe," but might be the preferred option depending on what's going on in that car.

Kudos to you for the links too.