The Never-Used Road Where The BBC Crash Cars

There are lots of disused and never-used roads and bridges in the world. But the Road to Nowhere in Yate, in south-west England, does still sometimes have traffic driving on it. And crashing on it.

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  • This feels like the sort of video I'd have made years ago: just me and a GoPro in a weird bit of infrastructure. Normally at this point I'd thank all the folks I worked with, but today, it's just me. So, uh, thank you, me.

    Tom ScottTom Scott8 månader sedan
    • Nice

      Detot DevinDetot Devin9 dagar sedan
    • @annabee unlisted

      big gay lolbig gay lolMånad sedan
    • why was this commented two months before the video tom. tell us the truth

      annabeeannabeeMånad sedan
    • Thank you Tom

      jonbedetjonbedetMånad sedan
    • WOO! GO TOM!

      raphael_1254raphael_12542 månader sedan
  • It looks so much different in camera than in real life

    NotHayden._.NotHayden._.4 dagar sedan
  • I'm sure Hammond routinely drives here.

    Salvador TadashiSalvador Tadashi7 dagar sedan
  • This channel’s videos always make me feel like I’m on the road to nowhere.

    Shane DillonShane Dillon8 dagar sedan
  • Now what about all those private UK railroads (1km-10km long) used to film movies, TV and videos (e.g. Queen's "Breakthru")?

    Guess UndheitGuess Undheit8 dagar sedan
  • "I don't actually know I gave up halfway through on this project" Actually believed that was the end of the video, I thought fair enough can relate to that

    Breeing IanBreeing Ian12 dagar sedan
  • You can't do that to me! I had a moment where I thought I would spend the rest of my days wondering, "how _was_ that road built??"

    Joel Josiah LockridgeJoel Josiah Lockridge16 dagar sedan
  • Ngl, you got me there

    Stellular NebullaStellular Nebulla17 dagar sedan
  • Neato burrito. Get yourself a tuxedo

    Alexander McDonaldAlexander McDonald18 dagar sedan
  • David Byrne: "This must be the place"

    spongebot64spongebot6418 dagar sedan
  • YOOOOO I REMEMBER THAT CASUALTY EPISODE

    Max RigbyMax Rigby18 dagar sedan
  • If they added an extra meter of tarmac to Nibley Lane that runs parrelel with bushes either side it would be sufficient for the area. Dual carriageway was always overkill.

    DosedmonkeyDosedmonkey23 dagar sedan
  • I live 10 minutes away and figured it was a road for future proofing the area, not that they just gave up on it. Currently not enough traffic to warrant it anyway, what Yate needs is a motorway junction.

    DosedmonkeyDosedmonkey23 dagar sedan
  • If Tom did cut the video short this would have been a good April Fools video.

    kairon156kairon15623 dagar sedan
  • Looks like a regular road from New England.

    Roach Dogg JRRoach Dogg JRMånad sedan
  • Have you seen the test roads in VA Tech?

    Ahmed KazikianAhmed KazikianMånad sedan
  • that is a very moderately average looking road

    CeciCeciMånad sedan
  • I don’t know why but the usage of crash instead of crashes hurts me

    Bread snakeBread snakeMånad sedan
  • I thought it was going to be about top gear

    Mr GuyMr GuyMånad sedan
  • But was it one take?

    Ed GibbsEd GibbsMånad sedan
  • excellent

    Leopold5100Leopold5100Månad sedan
  • I feel like this is one topic that the AI suggested

    Based VikingBased VikingMånad sedan
  • Tacoma in Washington State USA has a similar road, highway 7. It is 3/4 of a mile long and it goes from a 4 lane each way high way to a dead end and off ramps in about 3000 feet. Every time I drive on that road it feels like it was meant to be something massive.. but it isn't. Clearly, an incredible amount of money went into it. There are decommissioned access roads and a lot of derelict turn offs still easily recognizable. It feels like a grand highway to nowhere. Satellite maps of it demonstrate that it was intended to go much farther.

    hoon4twhoon4twMånad sedan
  • 😂😂😂this is not unknown in my dear old South Africa. Road to where?????😏

    Daleen AlbertsDaleen AlbertsMånad sedan
  • Very cool

    MoofyMoofyMånad sedan
  • my mind is so dirty ... I can't see BBC without thinking..... ya know....

    DanTheMotoManDanTheMotoManMånad sedan
  • Ah so this is the place Talking Heads kept going on about.

    Mustard BastardMustard BastardMånad sedan
  • I live really close to here and it feels like i've gotten a shout out

    Lime SlayerLime SlayerMånad sedan
  • Okay, that ending bit got me. really expected a "sometimes there just isn't a story to be found" until I realized the joke a moment later.

    somankensomankenMånad sedan
  • nice

    de bro skeede bro skeeMånad sedan
  • How is this 50 year old road looking so pristine yet every road I drive that's been repaved in a year already feels like off roading?

    Johannes AJohannes A2 månader sedan
  • We're on a road to nowhere Come on inside Takin' that ride to nowhere We'll take that ride

    ErstO1ErstO12 månader sedan
  • This sounds quite like Geoff Marshall's London's lost Railways, or Jay Foreman's Northern Heights video of never completed infrastructure projects

    HST TrainsHST Trains2 månader sedan
  • Why is SEcrone recommending this to me now? 😬. It's not even 5 months old! I'll come back to it in 5 years time 😁

    Phil APhil A2 månader sedan
  • Hey, can you make a video about NFT? It seems to have a huge advertisement while it doesn't make any sense.

    OdinOdin2 månader sedan
  • Imagining Tom sets up a camera, starts recording, walks 16 yards away from it, turns and walks back to it while talking to himself, picks it up, introduces it to the road and then suggests they take a walk... Thanks for the effort you put in for the video...

    MARK WONMARK WON2 månader sedan
  • People does use this road

    Sudharsan BalajiSudharsan Balaji2 månader sedan
    • No, they don't. You can walk on it but cars never go on it, except for filming purposes

      Infectious SheepInfectious Sheep2 månader sedan
  • I'm a Broadchurch fan. Glad I clicked!

    Pranav GautamPranav Gautam2 månader sedan
  • If they aren't going to put it to function, it would make a nice side street with a row of houses taking up one of the lanes...

    MoVieZafterMidNiGhTMoVieZafterMidNiGhT2 månader sedan
  • Berlin Airport pls

    V1RU5420V1RU54202 månader sedan
  • road to ur mum!!!!!!!!!! :trollface:

    pootnootnootpootnootnoot2 månader sedan
  • I live in Gloucester and never knew this existed

    Virus ._.Virus ._.2 månader sedan
  • Take it over and start building houses next to it

    Lizard KingLizard King2 månader sedan
  • Cool!

    EggoWaffleEggoWaffle2 månader sedan
  • Well, it would appear that a Tom Scott video was actually the best thing filmed on Yate council's white elephant.

    Sophie HawthorneSophie Hawthorne2 månader sedan
  • We've got a road like that in Burlington VT. Not as a film set but, as a half-built highway. A good portion of it is now covered by a home-built skatepark: 44.44666796074772, -73.21106983906739

    barkonbarkon2 månader sedan
  • You should put this on tv Tom, its very educational!

    MajorRageGamesMajorRageGames2 månader sedan
  • That's good place for jogging

    MelonpanMelonpan2 månader sedan
  • you've never been to Czechia 😂

    Filip OščádalFilip Oščádal2 månader sedan
  • Pennsylvania is full of half-completed highways that dump you onto local roads without warning

    Jolly Blond GiantJolly Blond Giant2 månader sedan
  • Super

    BHBH2 månader sedan
  • They say if walk this road at night and turn around before you reach the rail line, you will be lost. Forever cursed to walk this road to nowhere until you pass out. Then you will wake up ON the rail line.

    Sebastian GorkaSebastian Gorka2 månader sedan
  • 50.9140586409798, 6.3233632882367266

    NFSHeldNFSHeld2 månader sedan
  • There used to be a road like that where I live but it was sold about 20 years ago and now the land is a racetrack. There’s only like 3 races a year, I think the guy just wanted a private track to drive his antique F1 car. Same reason too, they started then were too cheap to build a required bridge. Now they are building that bridge like a kilometre down stream .

    Roger SzmodisRoger Szmodis2 månader sedan
  • scott is malding

    spooperspooper2 månader sedan
  • There is one in Chicago too! That is where they filmed Groundhog Day

    unosturgisunosturgis2 månader sedan
  • I don't understand the title?

    Ethan ForsythEthan Forsyth2 månader sedan
    • @ncfclee I didn't know you also do youtube:)

      Ethan ForsythEthan Forsyth2 månader sedan
    • @Ethan Forsyth The road was never used as an actual road, instead the BBC have filmed car crashes for drama programmes on it.

      ncfcleencfclee2 månader sedan
    • The Never-Used Road Where *The BBC Crash Cars*

      Ethan ForsythEthan Forsyth2 månader sedan
    • What don't you understand about it?

      ncfcleencfclee2 månader sedan
  • Come to lebanon the whole country is un complete

    jad Rahaljad Rahal2 månader sedan
  • Which camera are you using

    Noor OnoNoor Ono2 månader sedan
  • Ok now I want to ride my bicycle on that road.

    ronald reagan hate accountronald reagan hate account2 månader sedan
  • Big fan. Your pronunciation of the word ‘convincing’ makes my ears bleed.

    Abigia JonesAbigia Jones2 månader sedan
  • AGH! so annoying, just finish the road already! it's so close to being done

    Dominick NLDominick NL2 månader sedan
  • It's amazing how much Britain loves Richard Hammond to build him a whole ass road to drive on.

    Jean MarceauxJean Marceaux2 månader sedan
  • wow youtubes compression is realy bad

    xtps1xtps12 månader sedan
  • This reminds me of rt 55 in New Jersey. It was called the highway to nowhere when it was built.

    aquatrax123aquatrax1232 månader sedan
  • Come to Romania to see so many unfinished roads.

    Andrei FlusterAndrei Fluster2 månader sedan
  • I love watching your videos

    OshuOshu2 månader sedan
  • Now that's the final road of Need for Speed Most Wanted

    Nakul GhateNakul Ghate2 månader sedan
  • "I don't actually know, I gave up on researching this project halfway through." *drops the camera*

    CocoCoco2 månader sedan
  • "I don't actually know, I stopped researching this project halfway through"

    MemeMaykrMemeMaykr2 månader sedan
  • How much is 400 meters to miles?

    Seppuku CRSeppuku CR2 månader sedan
  • Sometimes, a road like that does get completed. The bridge at -25.775124, 27.831583 in South Africa is a (locally) well known example of a bridge in the middle of nowhere, and the road adjacent to it with a bridge across the lake used to end at a T-junction right after the lake for many, many years, but recently the road that that bridge should have served was completed and the road now continues through the gap between the hills (where on older Google Maps photographs the abandoned blasting can be seen). In fact, if you move south from this bridge in the middle of nowhere you can see a gap between two more hills where the road was planned to have gone all those many decades ago.

    ugcheleuceugcheleuce2 månader sedan
  • Shame it's closed to the public. Would be perfect for driving lessons

    ThomThom2 månader sedan
  • Now for the rest of the day I'll have a Talking Heads song stuck in my head.

    Simon TurnerSimon Turner3 månader sedan
  • as if bob ross build a road design for the city and its just a happy accident

    Enzo Ocampo IIIEnzo Ocampo III3 månader sedan
  • respect to tom scott for travelling all around the world for these 2 minute videos

    KyrohJcKyrohJc3 månader sedan
  • The dapper architecture problematically load because chauffeur latterly prefer along a damaging hockey. strange, old c-clamp

    Juan HernandezJuan Hernandez3 månader sedan
  • Tbh that would be a great place where to learn how to drive without traffic

    My name JEFFMy name JEFF3 månader sedan
  • In german we have a term for bridges that stand around in the middle of nowhere: Soda-Brücke, which roughly translates into justhere-bridge, because the bridge stands just there.

    HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_MogulHappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul3 månader sedan
  • haha I've been to yate and didn't see it, and there's nothing there, like how did I not see the most interesting part of yate

    A day in the life of a YetiA day in the life of a Yeti3 månader sedan
  • Isn't the BBC singular? Shouldn't it be "where the BBC crashES cars"?

    Stan MarshStan Marsh3 månader sedan
  • The Never-Used Roads Where The BBC Crashes Cars? Is IT ToP GeAr???

    Wikan SaktiantoWikan Saktianto3 månader sedan
  • someone should 100% start racing there

    Recorder KnightRecorder Knight3 månader sedan
  • to be honest, a movie set could be a nice attraction. at least more than a finished road.

    dominik nikdominik nik3 månader sedan
  • LOVE

    offaloffadangoooffaloffadangoo3 månader sedan
  • Anyone else see the graffiti willy right at the end?

    Lexi CurtisLexi Curtis3 månader sedan
  • Er, Mr. Scott... it’s self evident that a road never used cannot be used to crash cars. And, there are no roads to nowhere. Where is always present at the end of any road. OK, I’ll leave now. Peace, love, out.

    Craig AnthonyCraig Anthony3 månader sedan
  • "There's Frog's walking their dogs here" ? I should go.

    Gareth SymonsGareth Symons3 månader sedan
  • When covid-19 pandemic is over, you should go to Georgia, the country, it has alot of interesting history, both new and old

    Cod4mw123Cod4mw1233 månader sedan
  • Yep lived here, been here and walked dogs here 🤣

    HellblazerHellblazer3 månader sedan
  • We've got a road like this near me in the US, but they keep reviving it and bringing it back into circulation like a sort of 'zombie' highway.

    Nikola TovarNikola Tovar3 månader sedan
  • That road was used in line of duty to for a ambush

    josh Ryanjosh Ryan3 månader sedan
  • Tom Scott: *makes a video about something random* The internet: Well well well, let's find out

    Cranberry-KitsuneCranberry-Kitsune3 månader sedan
  • I always liked Yate. It was close enough to Bristol to be convenient, But far enough away that all the screaming, gunfire, and police sirens didn't wake you up at night. :D

    Reman1975Reman19753 månader sedan
  • Considering the title doesn't say "Yate" or "Road to nowhere" there's a fare few comments here from people in Yate. :)

    Reman1975Reman19753 månader sedan
  • That road describes my life

    Podh MusicPodh Music3 månader sedan
  • Im sorry britain, but whenever i see the BBC, my internet addled brain has to figure out which of two possible acronyms im supposed to be seeing, and well, lets say its a little bigger and darker.

    Nevar StopmeNevar Stopme3 månader sedan
  • I hate how europeans have no idea what a BBC is

    Poopy PapaPoopy Papa3 månader sedan
  • Thank now I will be looking for this when I watch a BBC, Channel 4, or ITV show next time

    JJ ChilidogsJJ Chilidogs3 månader sedan
  • bam bloody boozeled

    Dušan AngelovičDušan Angelovič3 månader sedan