Superman may be more powerful than a locomotive, and be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but he can’t get away with driving on England’s M42 motorway without insurance.
On Saturday, officers with the Central Motorway Policing Group pulled over a red car with a fluttering red cape where its rear glass should’ve been. Stranger still (perhaps?) was that the car’s occupants were dressed in identical red-and-blue costumes with the iconic “S” emblem emblazoned on their chests.
Unfortunately, neither the CMPG nor the Daily Mail delved into the backstory: What happened to the glass? Where were the Men of Steel going? Whose idea was the car-cape? Do the other Justice Leaguers drive crappy cars, too?
Still, the situation does illustrate a valuable lesson. “Even Superman needs insurance!” the CMPG tweeted with the above photo. “We don’t work for Lex Luthor but we had to remove Superman’s wheels from the road.” To that, the Oklahoma County (Oklahoma) Sheriff’s Department added, “Not even Superman has a chance against police Kyrptonite. He’s much better at flying than driving anyway.”
Interestingly enough, the not-so-Super-mobile isn’t the most unusual car the CMPG has pulled over: A few years ago, officers stopped the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1.
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