• Oct 28, 2007
A wannabe race driver lead police on a 3-mile pursuit through the streets of a German town last Friday while behind the wheel of a go-kart. The 18-year-old driver had all of seven squad cars on the chase, but they couldn't keep up with the kart's high speeds through the corners. The teenager even got the slip for a brief period by tucking into an open garage. When police finally caught up, the young speed demon was charged with driving without a license and driving a go-kart on a public street, which is illegal in Germany. If driving a go-kart on a public street is legal anywhere, then we want to know, as some of us might just move there. In his defense, the rebel driver told police that he knew his actions were illegal, but he had just bought the go-kart and didn't have any other way of getting it home.

[Source: Reuters, photo by Axel Schmidt/AFP/Getty]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, this happend in Moenchengladbach, a small 300.000 people town where i lived till last year. Im sure my brother or some of my friends know that guy^^
        • 5 Years Ago
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruhr

        It is considered part of the larger Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area of more than 12 million people.

        i'm from there aswel, about 2 miles over the dutch border
      • 7 Years Ago
      In the early sixties, Stanely Mott of Road and Track "cyclops" fame drove a go kart around the world. He found out that Florida would grant a cart a license if it had all the proper equipment, so he outfitted a cart with turn signals and horn and got the plate. He then set out and drove 20,000 miles. I believe his adventure took him throughout europe. There is even a picture of him driving under a semi trailor on the freeway. His life would make a good movie
      • 7 Years Ago
      Damn it, I was hoping for a video!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Uh, the headline says he "evades" police, but that can't be if he was caught and charged. I know you AB folks are reluctant to correct errors, but you might think about that one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Charged with driving without a license and driving a go-kart on a public street, but not with running from the police?

      If he tried that in the US, the first two charges would be the least of his worries.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that tears it. im gettin me a go-kart.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A few weeks ago I saw an individual on a mini-motorcycle being escorted by 2 motorcycle policemen on a bike path near my daughter's daycare.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The police said I evaded them. I was caught and charged with evading. Well evading and obstructing.

      You can evade them and still get caught.
      • 7 Years Ago
      just a bit of envy..
      • 7 Years Ago
      That must be what its like to own an Ariel Atom
        • 7 Years Ago
        God, I can only imagine. Maybe I'll win the lottery tonight.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Or a Lotus 7 variant.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Google for "F-Kart 100" - this one is legal in Germany, you are allowed to drive it on public streets.
        • 7 Years Ago
        pretty cool- only 8hp though. I dig the little 2 seater buggy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sounds like Wallace from the Geico Go Kart commercial.
      http://youtube.com/watch?v=3of10ksI8kg

      "Poor fella - he has no idea."
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