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17Amputee Pushes For Stricter Distracted Driving Laws

Motorcyclist was hit and dragged by distracted driver

A Texas man who lost his leg after he was hit by a distracted driver is urging city officials to approve a new, stricter hands-free driving ordinances in his hometown of Austin.

7Will advanced prosthetics lead to a mind-controlled car? [w/video]

Remember that scene in The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke Skywalker gets his hand chopped off by Darth Vader, and he gets a really cool prosthetic that looks just like his severed hand? (Spoiler alert, by the way.) Well, this technology is the predecessor to that. And while it'll be useful if your estranged father goes after your mitts with a meat clever, a mind-controlled prosthetic doesn't seem terribly important in the world of cars.

17Armless, one-legged man proves elusive for police in downtown chase

var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Triple_amputee_proves_elusive_for_police'; If one were to create of list of things needed to successfully elude the police in a chase, you'd think a full assortment of limbs would be pretty high on the list. Michael Francis Wiley, 40, from Florida would likely beg to differ. Wiley is a three-time amputee who lost both his arms and one leg in an accident when he was 13. Despite that, he taught himself how to drive with stumps and acquaintances repor

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