People Are Attempting The 'Cannonball Run' Thanks To Empty Highways

The lack of traffic on America's roadways has inspired some daring drivers to bring back the fabled 'Cannonball Run' challenge. The challenge, made famous in the 1981 Burt Reynolds movie, involves driving cross-country from Manhattan to Redondo Beach, California. Of course, the race is unsanctioned and very illegal.

That hasn't stopped people from trying - in fact the previous record of 28 hours, 50 minutes has been broken seven times in the last five weeks. The new record clocks in under 26 hours, meaning an average speed of about 107 miles per hour - again, highly illegal. What's the fastest you've ever traveled in a car?

Photo: The Cannonball Run(YouTube)

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