Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Catch Me If You Can, I'm a Fast Woman and I Have Fast Friends

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Catch Me If You Can, I'm a Fast Woman and I Have Fast Friends

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IS IT a reality or just a common myth that as you age you drive much slower?

We have all had the experience of being in a car behind an old bloke driving 35kmh in a 70 zone and been nearly driven insane.

Who among us has not sat behind such an old man?

He usually has a bowling hat on, or his bowling hat is on the back dashboard, and he is crawling along without a care in the world, oblivious to the line of cars stretching a couple of kilometres behind, all with angry drivers waving impotent fists at him.

(Apologies for the stereotyping of the old bloke and for giving him a bowling hat. Shameful of me. Lots of young people enjoy bowling and have hats. I think you know what I mean.)

If it is not the bloke, it is the old lady with the Sunday best hat.

Even though I am of a certain age I do not fit the mould of the old bloke or old lady with a hat.

I find with each year that I age, my foot gets heavier on the pedal.

I am prone to driving faster, not slower, as I bound into old age. …

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