• Sep 6, 2006
There are plenty of friends out there. Some are closer than family and others are mere acquaintances. For Omed Aziz, his friend was willing to risk his life, Aziz's life and a few other late night motorists in an effort to give Aziz a piece of his world back.
Omed Aziz lost both of his eyes during an explosion in Iraq. He also left behind a few digits from his hands, most of his hearing and now suffers from severe tremors in his legs. With that in mind, you could image the Oldbury police's surprise when they found Aziz driving a Peugeot in the wrong lane, while taking direction from his friend in the passenger seat.

Although legally blind and certainly impaired, the police reported that Aziz masterfully made his way around a few corners and a roundabout, before crossing into oncoming traffic.

Aziz now holds the distinction of being the first blind motorist ever convicted of reckless driving in the U.K., while his co-pilot is awaiting trial for aiding and abetting dangerous driving.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      He should go buy a used car and enter a few demolish derbys...LOL
      • 8 Years Ago
      good for him, it would stink to be in his shoes, much less never drive again.
      just should have done it in a field or parking lot
      glad no one got hurt.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm a paramedic driver instructor - you can grab effective control.
      Be kind and compassionate! The poor guy has lost so
      much.
      Did they do this in a low traffic area?
      Surely rider would have taken control if needed.
      Let Aziz have some fun.
      Vickie
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope his "friend" was given a stiff fine. Someone needed to show some common sense here.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sounds like how most drivers in America drive....virtually blind and deaf to everything around them.Although they must have some hearing to listen to that cell phone on the road.....
      Joseph Wagner
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now let's look at the positives here....
      • 8 Years Ago
      What if he didn't have arms or legs either.....that would be something to talk about !
      Vickie
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good point Jae! We as a society are using too many escuses to allow for dangerous behaviors. I don't see any improvements with the courts either.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nothing worse than blind man jokes ....
      Overheard in the car....
      1. NOT LIGHT ...I SAID RIGHT !!
      2. Didn't you see that red back there ?
      3. Make sure your belts on ... we wanna obey the law .
      4. YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE RACK ON THAT DOLLY !!
      5. Whats' that sound ?!?
      6 . Check the rear vIEw
      7. Can you look where your going ?
      8. Why did you give him the finger ?
      9. BEATS DRIVING IN IRAQ
      10. WHAT ARE YOU ....BLIND?!?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I say "BULLY FOR HIM!".........
      DWJones
      • 8 Years Ago
      If crap(edited to be more politically correct) were brains, the two of them in combination would not have enough to blow one nose, let alone two.
      brian gavan
      • 8 Years Ago
      There is no difference between Mr. Aziz and 90%of senior citizens over the the age of seventy on the road today. Arrest them all take away driving privelages and give them a golf cart.INSURANCE RATES WILL DROP AND LIVES WILL BE SAVED.
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