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OPINION: In the ''good old days'' (early seventies) I drove tour coaches carrying visitors mainly from America and Australia, and also local school buses (the world's most valuable cargo).
The coaches were maintained to a high standard and warranted every six to 12 months.
Likewise myself - a compulsory annual medical to confirm, like my vehicle, I too was in good shape.
The coaches still have a stringent annual inspection. Not so myself. The annual driver's medical was changed, some years ago, to five-yearly.
Now I am old. I am overweight, smoke and drink, physically inactive and my last medical was over four years ago.
Oh dear. Will I pass the next one? Meanwhile, I continue driving and hope for the best.
Fit for the road? Yeah right.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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