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12-Year-Old Australian Boy Drives 800 Miles By Himself Before Getting Caught

By Zachary Brenner

There's nothing quite like a road trip. You get to listen to good tunes, see beautiful sights, and make new friends. It's easy to plan, too. All you need to do is get in your car and go. The only requirement is a driver's license. Or so you would think. It doesn't seem to have stopped this cross country joy ride from a pretty unexpected person.

Recently a 12-year-old boy from Australia tried to go on a road trip of his own. He left from Kendall, New South Wales and was hoping to make it all the way to Perth, Western Australia. It would have been a 2,558 mile trip, or as the Australians might put it, 4,117 kilometers. To give you a sense of what that might look like take a look at his journey on the map. It's quite a crazy trip once you actually visualize it: 

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He only made it as far as Broken Hill, NSW before he got caught. It was 800 miles away from where he started. Kind of crazy he was able to make it so far but he clearly was a boy with a plan. Still quite an impressive feat for someone who had limited experienced driving a car.