After 30 years of driving,more than half professionally I have surrendered my licence,and that means I can re-apply for another three year medical licence if ever I feel the need. I’ve driven everything from my crazy three wheel kit car, to a Tank Transporter to Fire Engines.Due to the pain and lack of co-ordination in both feet and left hand I last drove about 18 months ago, and the car is well gone.
Two years ago,realising the driving was finishing I bought a Class III mobility scooter and have done over 3,000 road miles I use every bit of driving experience every time I venture forth and feel more at ease on the road, in the rain, in the rush hour than shopping in Tescburys. Old women, yappy dogs and kids on scooters…Let’s not go there.
On the road is the only time I ever focus properly and I get some distraction from my hsitty chronic pain.I’m telling you this because there are ways of getting around,maintaining some measure of sanity(very questionable),saving money and I actually get pleasure from treating it as my job.I’ll be going out every day whilst I still can,and when I can’t use it safely it’ll be a big powerchair .The one I NEED is £7,000,road legal and does 8mph
Wot I say is,“If you think you might not be able to drive one day,find the gear you might have to use, get it well before you really need it,and get good on it”.The only places I can’t go are motorways.'Spose I’m like a mark I Darlek…Can’t do stairs or hover,and don’t hoover much either.