Recently I was chatting to a friend about driving and told her of my niece’s failed test and how she was obviously very disappointed. My friend said that was bad news and then told me of her ninety – something year old aunt who had just applied to renew her driving licence.
She was interviewed by a young man who failed her application! When she asked on what grounds he had failed her, he replied her “peripheral vision’ was the cause of her loss of licence. The old lady replied that in all hers years of driving she had always been under the impression that was the reason we had wing mirrors!
Maybe her ‘peripheral vision’ was not great but her presence of mind was still as sharp as ever. Sadly however the young man still declined to renew her licence!