An armless man was pulled over by cops while driving with his feet in Hubei without a driving license on the Shanghai-Chongqing Expressway, prior to which he’d managed to rack up some 160,000 kilometers on his vehicle undisturbed.
The driver, surnamed Guo, was a 45-year-old man from Xiantao in Hubei. He was found driving with his feet at the Xiantao stop of the Shanghai-Chongqing Expressway while escaping from police inspection by getting on the furthest toll booth. Police soon after found armless Guo using his left foot to control the steering wheel.
When asked to get out from the car, Guo reportedly used his routine technique to stop the vehicle. He utilized his right big and index toes to pull the shifter back to neutral, then used his right foot to turn the car key in the ignition and switch it off.
It was reported that Guo lost his arms when he was seven. He touched a high-voltage cable accidentally while cutting grass for feeding horses. Since then, he’s learned to use his feet to live his life, including washing his face, brushing his teeth, writing and, well, driving illegally. He earned his living by selling fruit with his wife. He also needed to support his aging parents and his son studying in university.
Guo reportedly knew how to drive in less than a week’s time, although he couldn’t get a driver’s license under China’s laws. When questioned by the police, he admitted that he was the owner of the car and that he’d driven up to 160,000 kilometers prior without a driving license. He claimed that he’d never had an accident.
Guo is now being investigated by the police for driving without a license. According to the law, he could be fined up to 2,000 RMB and jailed for less than 15 days. Police reportedly only gave him verbal warnings and fined him for 500 RMB.
Cops said that Guo was actually an obedient driver and even purchased insurance for around 4000 RMB. “Handicapped people who make their own living are really appreciated. Although, it’s really so dangerous to drive on the motorway without a driving license. It’s hoped that he won’t drive anymore,” they said.
[Images Via Xinhua]
By Jennifer Hui