Craftsman of the Road

For the disabled, driving an automobile can be a daunting task. Les Schofield makes it easy

When you break your neck and sever your spine, leaving your legs and hands paralyzed, you don't expect to drive a car. Of course, driving isn't your first concern. There are more elementary needs, like getting across a room or lifting a fork or signing your name.

I know. After a year of post-accident muscle retraining, exercise and long practice, I got the hang of the easy stuff. But one thing I was sure of: I was 22 and I'd never drive again.

And for six years, I didn't. It made life a little bit complicated. Those were years when I...