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Blind Man Driving Tractor Causes Accident

by | 1st, March 2008

blind-driver.jpg REASONS why blind people should be discouraged from driving, but not singled out for special attention: “A blind pensioner caused a crash on the A9 when he parked his tractor and trailer across the central reservation and fast lane of the dual carriageway.”

The BBC reports that Robert Simpson, 77, has admitted driving “carelessly”. He claims not to have known his eyesight was defective. Although he is registered as blind.

You see, yer honour, it as dark: “Simpson had been driving in the dark, without any lights, at an average speed of about 10mph.”

It is said he got lost on his way home to a nursing home in Auchterarder from

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