We’ve all done it.You’re mindlessly rolling down the highway when you suddenly realize that you missed your turn-off a kilometer back down the road. That means that you’ll have to get off at the next exit, get back on the highway in the other direction and drive all the way back. What a pain.
Or, you can just do what one pickup truck driver did last week on the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway: put your vehicle in reverse and back your way all the way back. Somehow, the driver managed to avoid causing any accidents (despite swerving backward into oncoming traffic). His reckless reversing was caught on camera; however, and local traffic police have fined him a grand total of 200 yuan ($30) and deducted 12 points from his driver’s license — so if he does this again, his license will be suspended for a year.
Watch the footage below:
Or a short news report on the incident here:
Hey, he’s not the only one:
But at least those guys realized what they were doing was wrong and tried to cover it up.
[Video via CCTV / People’s Daily]