• Jan 24, 2007
A blind man was recently caught by a speed camera doing 98 mph on public roads in Spain. The man had lost his sight in a car accident in 1996, and, as he explained to the court, wanted to drive just one more time. So, just like the last time we heard about a sightless driver, the man had his wife sit shotgun and dole out verbal directions on which way to turn the wheel.
In this case, however, the courts tried to strip the man of his disability benefits, citing the fact that he successfully drove the car as proof his accident didn't leave him blind. In the end, however, a Barcelona court believed the man truly had an earnest desire to hop behind the wheel one more time and threw out the case.

Frankly, we're surprised at how many times people who have lost their sight felt it's a good idea to get behind the wheel. We can understand wanting nothing more than to feel the power and control that driving offers, especially when a disability does so much to remove those feelings from your daily routine. Nevertheless, there are other innocent people on the road, and sight is one of those gotta have senses when it comes to driving. Smell and taste on the other hand...

[Source: Piston Heads]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      obviously a very reckless and careless act, but i have to admit i respect his devotion to driving just a little bit.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nothing like the feeling of driving a car... except maybe hot 'n wet sex...
      • 8 Years Ago
      While his desire is fine and all, it is unacceptable that he put others and such risk. Irresponsible and stupid, no question about it.

      It'd be like a child with terminal cancer shooting randomly into a busy street "oh, but I just wanted to see what it felt like to shoot a gun at people!"

      Being stupid is being stupid.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yes,I agree, it is safe to say that good taste is not required to drive a car. I think we see many examples of that each day.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hoo-ah!

      Exactly my thought as well. Great movie. Perhaps Al's rehearsing for a sequel.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You mean you all don't sniff the exhaust and taste the oil?
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is so obsurd its funny
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, many of the Michigan drivers I see every day should put a white cane in their grills because it seems they cannot see any of the speed limit signs, stop signs, traffic lights or read the rules of the road. They must be blind.