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edesignuk
Dec 22, 2008, 10:14 AM
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Police have banned a woman driver's car from the road - for being too untidy.

The Vauxhall Astra was so full of junk, magazines, old clothes and even bits of furniture that they could barely see the driver at it roared down a motorway in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The driver - who has not been named by police - has been banned from taking the car on the road again until it has passed a tidiness test. Metro (http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Driver_banned_for_having_worlds_most_untidy_car&in_article_id=454608&in_page_id=2).

Bobdude161
Dec 22, 2008, 10:15 AM
i thought my car was bad...

Doctor Q
Dec 22, 2008, 10:59 AM
A grandmother of a friend of mine was a compulsive collector of useless stuff like old newspapers and empty cans, and she filled her tiny apartment with them. She could easily have been crushed by stacks of paper taller than she was, and the place was a fire hazard. Mental illness can do that to people. This woman was a hazard to other drivers so getting her off the road was necessary, but I hope she gets some help with the real problem.

JG271
Dec 22, 2008, 11:01 AM
Doctor Q - Yeah, some people have compulsive hoarding, where they can't throw anything away. Some interesting/horrible pictures; I think there was a thread on here a while ago about it.

That car is downright dangerous, did she live in the car or something?

BornAgainMac
Dec 22, 2008, 12:25 PM
I saw a lady drive around in Florida that had the same car issue with some photos of some wolves on the windows. Maybe 6 months ago a few times. She didn't drive the same speed of traffic and had trouble changing lanes. I haven't seen her in a long time. I assumed she had no place to go and was living out of her car. It is so sad to see that.

Phil A.
Dec 22, 2008, 12:39 PM
Nice headline, but I suspect the reason she was banned is because it was very dangerous for her to drive around in a car that she couldn't see out of rather than it just being untidy ;)

velocityg4
Dec 22, 2008, 12:45 PM
That is really bad. I could possibly understand if she was moving and transporting stuff from one house to another. Even then that is way too crowded. I feel out of sorts if their is a stray piece of paper in my car.

One of my customers has this problem of collecting junk. His two story house is full of it. The place is just disgusting to walk into. So I just make sure to bring antiseptic hand cleaner with me when performing a repair.

dukebound85
Dec 22, 2008, 12:47 PM
Nice headline, but I suspect the reason she was banned is because it was very dangerous for her to drive around in a car that she couldn't see out of rather than it just being untidy ;)

thats the reason. it has nothing to do with tidiness but ability to drive safely on the road

dmw007
Dec 22, 2008, 07:35 PM
After looking at the photo, I have to wonder how she could even fit in the car??? :eek: :confused:

irishgrizzly
Jan 2, 2009, 01:25 AM
Looks like she lived in it!

ErikCLDR
Jan 2, 2009, 10:38 AM
I've seen worse.

There is this guy I see every so often that has an old junky escort wagon. Its filled to the brim with garbage and crap. He sticks tooth picks in the dashboard where there are gaps between plastic panels. Its disgusting.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jan 2, 2009, 10:42 AM
Metro (http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Driver_banned_for_having_worlds_most_untidy_car&in_article_id=454608&in_page_id=2).That "newspaper" is a gem... :D :D :D

edesignuk
Jan 2, 2009, 10:44 AM
That "newspaper" is a gem... :D :D :DCertainly is (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=626650) ;)

xUKHCx
Jan 2, 2009, 10:46 AM
That "newspaper" is a gem... :D :D :D

I think this paragraph (http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?REVIEW_2008:_The_Year_in_Weird&in_article_id=453155&in_page_id=2) sums up the year (well at leat according to what e has reported) quite well :D

Penises were also big in 2008, from the numerous adventures of 'Pricasso', the Australian artist who paints with his rude bits, to the revelation in February that the earliest accurate map of Britain looked like a schoolboy drawing of a willy on a textbook.

But the undisputed champion of the Weird Year - in an article seen by almost 200,000 people at the time of writing - was a large lump of ice found floating in the Bransfield Strait near Antarctica, and captured on camera by photographer Andy Rouse:

iAthena
Jan 8, 2009, 10:58 AM
This must be from some sort of mental illness. I've seen several stories like this over the years and even have a neighbor down the street that has THREE vehicles (a van, an Impala station wagon and a Taurus sedan) filled up in exactly the same way.

ucfgrad93
Jan 8, 2009, 03:41 PM
Wow, that reminds me of this story I came across earlier today.

AN eccentric loner hoarded so much rubbish he had to BURROW through it to get around his home — then got lost in the maze of tunnels and died of thirst.

Human mole Gordon Stewart, 74, had filled his rooms up to the ceiling with ten years’ worth of garbage and clutter, making it impossible to walk around.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2104946.ece

leishan
Jan 8, 2009, 04:55 PM
I don't see how she fit in the seat to drive!!