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2014-07-04 10:34

NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY: An armless man in China has been stopped by police and fined for driving by using his feet. Maybe they wanted him to toe the party line...Image: Shutterstock.

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BEIJING, China - A man with no arms and no driving licence manged to clock up more than 160 000km on the road before police caught up with him.

News website Jingchuwang reported: "During an investigation a man wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt with empty sleeves was found controlling the steering wheel with his left leg."

The 45-year-old was apprehended on a motorway in the central province of Hubei, China, the report said.

'SKILLED ACTION'

"Police immediately requested him to get out of the car and watched the driver use the big and second toe on his right foot to put the gearshift in neutral and his right foot to turn off the ignition.

"It was quite a skilled action."

The man, named only as Guo, apparently lost his arms as a seven-year-old when he touched a high-voltage power line, the report added. He learned to use his feet to write, brush his teeth and wash his face and took only a week to learn to drive.

"Regrettably, according to Chinese regulations, he is not allowed to apply for a licence," the report added.

The man was fined the equivalent of R860 and ordered to attend "education", it said, adding that unlicensed drivers commonly received a fine the equivalent of R3400 and 15 days in detention.

A month earlier a man with no arms below the elbow was stopped by police for driving a truck in neighbouring Hunan; in 2008 a man with no arms was found driving an SUV with his feet.
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