Man with no hands denied driver’s license in Wisconsin

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APPLETON, Wisc. — After driving 44-years without an accident, a man in Appleton, Wisconsin is being denied a new driver’s license because he has no hands.

Mark Speckman was born that way, and it didn’t stop him from being licensed in several states and Canada. But not Wisconsin.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles insists that he meet additional requirements to be licensed.

He says one DMV office wants him to take a road test; another is demanding that he get medical clearance.

For now, Speckman is still driving on his California license.

He says if Wisconsin lawmakers won’t change and clarify DMV policy, maybe the courts will.

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