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Thursday, January 1, 2015

This Guy Has Been Driving His Taxi Backwards For 11 Years


Reverse Driving

Reverse Driver

Driving in reverse is something that’s usually done for just a moment or two when backing out of a parking space or trying to maneuver in a parking lot. Unless you’re this guy. He drives in reverse all the time, on purpose, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Harpreet Dev is a taxi driver in India who has been driving backwards for the last 11 years. According to Roadtrippers, it all started when he ran into car trouble outside of town. He couldn’t get it into any forward gears so he drove his car all the way back in reverse. This gave him the idea to try driving this way all the time.

He’s gotten so good at driving this way that he has modified his taxi to feature four reverse gears and only one that goes forward so that he can even manage taking it on the highway at higher speeds. Additionally, he’s added headlights to the rear of his car and a siren to warn other drivers and pedestrians that he’s coming towards them so that they don’t get confused.

 And yes, he did get special approval from the local authorities for his backwards ways.He was hoping to break the Guinness Book of World Records for reverse driving and thought he had it when he went from Rajasthan, India to Lahore, Pakistan but a lack of video for the complete trip made it a failure. Still, he continues to keep going backwards, even though, as you might expect, he’s now suffering neck and back problems from the awkward angle.