Armless Man Pulled Over, Discovered Driving with His Feet

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After a 45 year-old man surnamed Guo was pulled over in Hubei, China, it was discovered he was was driving without a license. He was, however, driving with his feet.

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As reported by Xinhuanet and ShanghaiIst, Mr. Guo lost his arms at the age of seven after accidentally touching a high-voltage cable. He's learned how to use his feet to do everything—from wash his face and brush his teeth to write letters and, well, drive.

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The problem is that Guo couldn't get a license under Chinese law. So while he's been driving illegally, racking up nearly one hundred thousand miles in the process, he did purchase insurance for the car he bought. And Guo claims he's never had an accident!

While driving without a license in China can mean up to fifteen days in jail, the police gave Mr. Guo a verbal warning and a 500 yuan (US$80) fine. How about giving the guy a round of applause for buying insurance and not apparently not getting in accidents?

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湖北仙桃"無臂哥"雙腳無證駕車上高速被查 [Xinhuanet via ShanghaiIst]

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Yeah this actually disgusts me. This guy learned how to use his feet no differently than we use our arms and hands. He was force to adapt to his ability to survive. This guy was ticketed and fined based on the premise that this cop did not understand the human ability to adapt to survive. Your all free to call me what you want, but I personally believe that this cop is an idiot who fails to realise that humans with disabilities must adapt to survive. Laws are created to support the common human and uphold order. They should not however put the odd man with a disability and make them inferior to the rest of the world and prevent them from living a normal life. This man seems as capable as any other person when it comes to driving and adapting to the world. Should he not have the right? If he cannot be treat as a human, maybe he should be giving loads of money and catered to his every need just like a house pet? That sounds pretty dumb does it not? Should this man not be able to have every chance as a person as he seems to be capable?

Stuff like this really gets on my nerve, we live in a world with people that are so naïve that they can not, and will not understand what is different to them!