Move over, young men



In a ludicrous attempt to reclaim a long-past youth, I have taken up running. This being the Sunshine Coast, of necessity much running must occur on roads. I wear a high-viz hat and vest: you can see me coming for at least a kilometre (which means you can see me coming for at least 20 minutes).

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I would estimate that 90 to 95 per cent of drivers, being considerate, move over and give me safe passage. Of the remaining drivers, the majority seem to be large pickup trucks. Usually black. Usually driven by young men. Why is that, do you think?

So if you’re aged 20 to 40, male, and drive a pickup, please give way to the old ones. You’ll be one before you know it.

Doug Baker, Hopkins Landing

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