A child might ask "Why is that car driving backwards, Mommy?" And a wise mother would respond, "I don't know but that is a person you don't want to grow up to be, dear."

KRON 4 got sent this cellphone footage of a white sedan speeding, in reverse, in rush hour traffic in the Sacramento vicinity. Perhaps the car no longer functioned in any other gear? No matter the reason, the above words hold true, and this is not likely a person whose life trajectory we should envy.

The anonymous woman who captured the video can be heard saying "This is really happening right now."

KRON 4 ran the license plate on the car and found that it's "registered to someone who has a history of run-ins with the law, including driving on a suspended license." Sounds about right.