Driverless car or ghost? Bangalorean driving car from passenger seat for Social Causes


How would you react if you saw a car without a driver? You’d surely turn around. Right? Well, the same has come true in Bangalore where a local citizen drives a car from the passenger’s side in the front. Since it attracts a lot of attention, he uses the same to promote social causes. Today we have for you the story of Farhan from Koramangala who is a 26-year-old man who controls the steering his car with just two fingers and accelerator and brake from the passenger side.

He drives the car in Bangalore and attracts a lot of attraction in the city. He is a working professional and promotes social causes with this special talent during weekends. It has been about 9 years since Farhan first started driving from the passenger side. When he drove from Bangalore to Ooty in 2009 in a similar manner, he made it to the Limca Book of Records.

The same has been recognised by the Guinness Book of world records but has not been included because the authority feels that its illegal and unsafe to drive a car in this manner. He wants to drive Kanyakumari to Ladakh to create a record but he is not getting the requisite permissions from the Regional Transport Office and same has been labelled as illegal.

Let us have a look at what Farhan has to say about the same – “Being a tall guy, I had problems driving my father’s vehicle from the driver’s seat. One day, when my younger brother was sitting beside me, I told him to move back and took the side passenger seat and tried driving it from there. I was able to drive the Fiat without any glitch and from that day onwards, I am on a roll and there is no stopping to my passion.”

His talent has also been recognised by political parties and they want him to campaign for him because he attracts a lot of eyeballs. He does not wish to be associated with the same and despite being told that he’d be jailed if he drove from Kanyakumari to Ladakh, he continues to use his talent to promote social causes and his car can usually be found with posters such as ‘Wear helmet and drive’, ‘Give respect to women’, Leave sooner, ‘drive safely, safety is must’, ‘Do not drink and drive, ‘ ‘Keep the city clean’ and ‘Do not use mobile while driving.’ Way to go Farhan.

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SourceIndian ExpressSuvarna News