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01/04/2008 06:02 PM ID: 67479 Permalink   

Super Slow Mo - 10mph Highway Driver Ordered to Retake Driving Test


Mrs Cole of Fishponds, Bristol, was banned from driving after officers found her on a 70 mph motorway, driving at walking pace and continually jamming on her brakes. When stopped and asked by the officers of her behavior, her reply was "I'm scared".

Mrs Cole, who has a 30-year unblemished driving record, has another problem; she has MS and been receiving treatment for fear of driving for the last three-and-a-half years. She took a wrong turn and ended up on the motorway by accident.

The court banned her from driving for 7 days. She must then retake her driving test before driving again. Mrs Cole lives alone and is bound to a wheel chair. She said that she really needs to be able to drive herself to her medical appointments.

    WebReporter: crosimoto Show Calling Card      
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  What A Hardnock Life  
I can imagine being the guy finger-waving and yelling out my window until find out what the deal is...then feeling like a complete ________.
  by: crosimoto     01/04/2008 06:55 PM     
  Shoulda just escorted her off the motorway  
  by: hl2k   01/04/2008 07:00 PM     
  Here We Have  
door to door transportation for people with diabilities that require them.
It allows people to stay in thier own homes much longer with as much autonomy as possible.
  by: ichi     01/04/2008 07:13 PM     
  Original story  
  by: caution2     01/04/2008 07:21 PM     
  Poor lady!  
She's got a much more rock-solid reason than my grandfather did -- at least she hadn't been drinking since 8 a.m. and was driving slow thinking people wouldn't be able to tell he was drunk ...
  by: lĀ“anglais     01/04/2008 07:29 PM     
  I wish she lived here  
My husband is A very special man. Our neighbor lady is 84 yrs old and liked to drive to the hair dresser. She was very bad at it. So now once a week he excorts her.. in her own car even to the hairdresser, then returns to pick her up. Then normally they go have a small lunch together and he listens to her stories. She is the envy of most of her friends due to her " Helpful Young neighbor" My husbands mother passed away a few years ago and this gives him a chance to help another elderly woman.
  by: mikkitaz   01/04/2008 10:03 PM     
  Nothing worse than being forced  
onto a road you dont know and dont want to be on, not a lot you can do but suck it up and keep up, like it or not she was a serious danger to other road users.
The MINIMUM speed on a motorway is 50mph.

I'm not sure if making her retake the test is the correct, solution, unless they've done it because they know she doesnt have a hope in hell of passing.
  by: AnsweringQuestions     01/15/2008 03:54 PM     
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