Is America’s Worst Driver Driving for Your Fleet?

May 29, 2009

New reality show rewards recklessness with…a new car (to be read in game show voice)

In case you don’t see enough bad drivers on the job, reports are coming in of a new Travel Channel reality show called “America’s Worst Drivers” and it’s being billed as  “a competition-based elimination series set out to determine what city really boasts America’s worst driver.”

The show is set to careen into your living rooms in late 2009 or early 2010.

Casting calls are going up everywhere from Craigslist to RealityWanted.com seeking the highway’s absolute worst from Chicago, Miami, Boston, New Jersey, New York and Dallas to name a few, with questions like “Do others consider you a great driver? A bad driver?” And more obtuse statements like “We are really looking for teams that are iconic of their city and will do well representing their hometown. Unique team relationships (bowling league teammates, co-workers, in-laws, etc. are always great, but are not make or break).”

Here’s the run-down:

Every week, five certifiably bad drivers will compete in a series of road tests geared at identifying that city’s worst driver. The winners from 10 U.S. cities will come to Los Angeles for a two-hour crash course finale. Nine will graduate out of the finale until America’s Worst Driver is crowned and awarded a brand new car, which they will most certainly promptly destroy.

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