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Man jailed for driv­ing with legs

Ni­cosia – A Cypriot driver who posted a video steer­ing a truck with his legs on a mo­tor­way was jailed for 40 days this week af­ter plead­ing guilty to dan­ger­ous driv­ing, the Cyprus News Agency said.

The 43-year-old had also ad­mit­ted to post­ing the video on so­cial me­dia and to driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance.

Late last year, a three­and-a-half minute vi­ral video showed the driver with both feet in long black socks on the steer­ing wheel, nav­i­gat­ing with his calves on the slow lane of a two-lane mo­tor­way with ap­par­ent ease.

The judge at the Lar­naca district court ruled that the man had com­mit­ted a reck­less act that had en­dan­gered lives and should serve a prison sen­tence.

In hand­ing down the sen­tence, the court took into ac­count that the of­fender has a sick father in his care and two young chil­dren. –

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