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Going Backwards

by | 9th, January 2004

‘HARPREET Devi, from Bhatinda, India, has developed a reputation as the taxi driver who goes everywhere in reverse gear.

His legend began when his car got stuck in reverse gear and he had to drive 35 miles home.

‘After dropping off some students, I backed out the car a little and found the gear lever stuck on reverse. There was no way I could release it so I drove in reverse, all the way back home. It gave me the confidence that I could really do it. That incident became an inspiration for more.’

Harpreet has been driving his taxi in reverse for the last two years and says he has covered around 7,500 miles, traveling through heavy traffic at speeds of up to 25mph.’

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