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when do you give your licence up?

pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

when do you give your licence up?

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Re: when do you give your licence up?

FFS!
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The man was stopped after five miles and taken to his home.

FIVE MILES What took so long?
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the elderly driver continued at about 40mph in the fast lane."
we already had a discussion of speed limits, 40 mph in the FAST lane (Not that there is such a thing  Undecided)
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Pc Alan Barlow, of the A12 Alliance patrol team, said: "Numerous police resources were used to stop this man and to safeguard other members of the public.

Well I would like to see him paying for this but probably won't  Angry
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: when do you give your licence up?

it was five miles to the next junction
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Registered: 11-08-2007

Re: when do you give your licence up?

easy mistake to make.  i remember my father terrifying us by going up a one-way street in birmingham - almost into the arms of a big red bus.  a wailing of horns and a three-point turn fixed that without mishap, but on the motorway in the overtaking lane, oy vay.
another old boy surrendered his driving license recently.  he was a sprog in his eighties.  i expect we'll see more of these incidents as our aging population continues to drive into trouble.
pierre_pierre
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Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: when do you give your licence up?

I came very close to it once, Had been working in Belgium for about a month and driving a lot, flew home for the weekend, Ostend to Southend, picked up by the wife and I drove, just up the road a dual carriageway started, went to go up the wrong side.
The place where the 95 year old did it was a slip road off a roundabout, and a most awkward turn