Travel race contestants drive Prague subway train

PRAGUE (AP) — A driver allowed two participants in a travel competition to drive a subway train carrying passengers in the Czech capital. The Prague Transport Authority called the incident "unacceptable."

As part of the LowCost Race that takes two-member teams with a limited budget across Europe, the two faced a challenge to "drive something unusual" as the race started on Aug. 3.

A video they took that was posted on the organizer's website shows one of them driving the train while the driver they called Martin was giving her instructions what to do.

Prague Transport Authority spokeswoman Aneta Rehkova says it was a failure of the driver and a serious breach of working rules. The driver is facing an unspecified punishment.

Rehkova says the passengers' security was not threatened.

Race spokesman Miky Skoda says he is happy nothing serious happened and claimed the organizers did not encourage the two to drive the subway train.

Prague police spokesman Jan Danek says they are investigating the case

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