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Mr.Burns
06-10-06, 13:40
from BBC.co.uk:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5412814.stm


A man pulled over for driving slowly in the Australian outback has been charged with reckless driving - because police found him driving in reverse. The man was stopped for driving at a little over 56km/h (35mph) on a highway near the outback town of Kalgoorlie.
But quick police work soon established that the car was in fact heading backwards - all the way to Perth, some 550km (340 miles) across the desert.
The driver, 22, told police he chose to drive in reverse when his gears failed.
Police were left baffled as to why the unnamed driver chose not to call a mechanic from Kalgoorlie, the Western Australia gold mining town where his gearbox "cooked".
Instead they listened as he explained how he set off in reverse gear along the Great Eastern Highway in his 1988 Ford.
He was forced to slow down from his top speed of 80km/h because he found himself swerving wildly across the road, police said.
He had already travelled 20km before he was stopped.
Police breathalysed the man, who was found not to be under the influence of alcohol.



Well, it's not as funny as the one I found about the goats but it's still amusing.

da tomb raider!
06-10-06, 14:22
That's just plain... weird.

frostfur452
06-10-06, 23:39
lol imagine that, that'd take forever!!!... plus the fact that you'd get a crook neck from looking back the whole time.

xXanisa*raiderXx
07-10-06, 02:22
:vlol: Thats funny and yes weird, but still the guy must be a pro when driving in reverse and going that far. Plus leaving the cops look stupid. Can u actually imagine that?:confused:

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