A South-African driver earned the distinction of being the world’s fastest blind driver, according to a Reuters story.
Blind since birth, 33-year-old Hein Wagner of Cape Town set the record by driving across a remote airstrip at 167 mph. He had a sighted navigator for his record-setting drive.
The effort was aimed at increasing public awareness of problems blind people face and raising money for a national charity for the blind. The previous record, set by a blind British bank manager, was 145 mph.
Adding to the risk, according to Wagner, “I drove it with no insurance. No one wanted to give any to us.”