With the money he spent, he could probably have bought a 5-gallon jerry can, filled it up safely, and ended up with more fuel than he did by doing things his way.This is from last year, however I think the man doing this should have his driving privileges revoked until such a time he shows more sound judgement...
Another one of these cases:
"Corriere della Sera cited the man as saying he took a wrong turn after being confused by his satnav."What is wrong with these people?
Let us say that you cannot comprehend the instructions of your sat nav, you take a wrong turn, and your current path now leads you towards a flight of steps. Do you drive down the steps, or do you stop and reconsider your route, and perhaps try to reverse course back to where you were before you departed the road? If the former, it goes without saying that you should never be trusted to be in command of a motor vehicle of any type, anywhere, let alone one of two tons of and steel and glass on a public road. I think driver examinations globally need to be a lot more rigorous, and need to test how the would-be driver deals with unexpected events while under pressure, like pilot training.