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Images of Canberra – How not to use a driveway

By johnboy - 4 September 2006 9

So, there I was, feverishly capturing images for The Concatenate’s Question Time Fashion Wrap, when I here a very odd clunk from the out the front of the building.

It was followed by the unmistakable sound of a car spinning its wheels down into soft ground and, after the owner had departed, leaving his car blocking the driveway and not, you know, calling NRMA to get them to pull him out, I took this photo:

Bogged car
(yes I’ve obscured the number plate out of a vague feeling of kindness)

Now I realise it can be a bit tricky following that driveway around as it curves downward, but most people, when the first wheel goes off the drive, have the wit to start, um, steering. Not so our intrepid motorist. The reason this driveway is a bit tricky is that he was actually going in the exit for extra points.

Enjoy the schaudenfreude

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9 Responses to
Images of Canberra – How not to use a driveway
Avy 1:28 pm 08 Sep 06

i agree – stolen?

Mr Evil 10:27 am 06 Sep 06

Asian driver?

At least it goes to show that not all idiots drive Volvos!

DJ 12:12 pm 05 Sep 06

Stolen car?

Thumper 10:45 am 05 Sep 06

Free parking perhaps?

VYBerlinaV8 10:42 am 05 Sep 06

Could probably have got it out by rocking back and forward. Looks like he didn’t even try to get out.

johnboy 10:07 pm 04 Sep 06

I think he could have done that at first, if willing to drive over the gutter, but it became less of an option after bogging down.

FIVE HOURS later he came back with a mate and they towed it out.

Vic Bitterman 9:49 pm 04 Sep 06

My first thought was the same as Thumper.

In regards to recovery, was the driver able at all to continue her path forward onto the concrete, and thus be free?

morto1980 7:42 pm 04 Sep 06

Hahaha. I love the way they’ve just bailed!

Thumper 3:54 pm 04 Sep 06

Magna driver.

What do you expect?

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