Speeding driver had no arms

I think not
Long arm of the law catches speeder with none
Cop pulls over 121-kph driver using one foot to steer, other to work pedals

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A New Zealand police officer got a shock when he stopped a driver doing 121 kilometers (75 miles) an hour on the east coast of the country's North Island the man had no arms, a local newspaper said.

Instead, the speedster was using one foot to steer the car and the other to operate the pedals, the "Bay of Plenty Times" newspaper said Friday, quoting the officer.

The unemployed 32-year-old told the policeman he had been born without arms and had never held a driver's license, the paper said.

The driver, whose name was not published, was given a 170 New Zealand dollar (US$105; euro87) on-the-spot fine for speeding and banned from driving. Police are considering charging him with dangerous driving, the report said.

Acting Senior Sgt. Deirdre Lackfor of the region's transport police unit said she had "absolutely no sympathy" for the speeding driver.

"Obviously driving at a speed like that, arms or not, you're just waiting for an accident," the paper quoted her as saying.

"You're asking for an accident at 120 kilometers an hour, whether you've got arms or not. Look at the risk he was posing," she added.

Not unusual in Surrey.

Most drivers here are unarmed.
Yes, that is a rather disarming story...
Give the guy a break. It was speeding, not armaggedon.
Well, I hope the ticket doesnt cost an arm and a leg or he wont be able to pay...
A good number of drivers out there

are probably blind, and that is worse than having no arms.
and then there are those without arms who are also blind--- sometimes drunk
You mean,"Blind, Stinking, Drunk"?

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