Harpeet Devi, a taxi driver in Bhatinda, India, once had to drive 35 miles (56km) backwards after his gears became stuck in reverse. He liked it so much he decided always to drive that way, and so, for the past two years. he and his passengers have reversed through traffic at up to 25mph (40km/h). He has covered 7,500 miles (12,000km) backwards. He now wants to reverse into Pakistan, taking with him a message of peace and friendship. Irish Examiner, 24 Dec 2003.