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Rooftop Xmas Trees Go Flying

German video shows a test tree zooming off of the roof of a car after the driver applies the brakes



    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012)

    Who knew that carting home your Christmas tree could be so dangerous?

    In this video, testers from a German automobile club find out what happens when a car with a tree strapped to its roof has to stop suddenly.

    It isn’t pretty.

    The group advises people to secure trees tightly from more than one direction - with straps that ratchet closed.

    Putting the tree inside the car is also dangerous, the group says, because it can block the driver’s field of vision.