I was an LA driver for over 20 years. I’ve driven down twisty Laurel Canyon road, and always enjoyed it, in all kinds of cars. I never thought to myself “Gee, what good fun this is. I’d sure like to try it backwards!” Because, surprisingly, I’m not an idiot. I’m not so sure about our Audi-driving friend here.

I mean, I get the desire to have a rear-engined car, but running a FWD (okay, okay, AWD) car like this Audi here is in no way an acceptable shortcut. Have you ever driven a rear-wheel steer vehicle, like a forklift? I have, and let me tell you, it sucks. If you’re not used to it, it’s very hard to control, which may be why our Opposite Day aficionado here almost hit a pedestrian and nearly swerved into oncoming traffic several times.

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The Audi, which drove from Mulholland to Sunset Drive via Laurel Canyon all while reversing, has not yet been identified and wore only dealer plates. There was a man driving and a woman in the passenger’s seat, and a motive isn’t clear beyond being a moron or finding the absolute worst way to try and impress a date. A motorist caught some video of the reverse drive here:

Yikes. Doing stupid things with cars can be a blast, if — and this is a massive, Jupiter-sized if — you’re not putting innocent people in danger doing it. Whoever did this is dangerous idiot who’s going to ruin everything for everyone.

‘R’ doesn’t mean ‘race,’ moron.

(via BoingBoing)


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