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February 23, 2006

An octogenarian's excellent adventure

My mother, who's in her 70s, understands her limitations as a driver, and this is good for her, good for her family, and good for others who share the road.

But what happens if you're, say, 80 years old, you get on the off-ramp to the interstate, instead of the on-ramp, and you travel the wrong way (against traffic) in the left lane (your right lane) for 14 miles, before you're finally stopped by a patrol car staring you down?

Fortunately for all of us, here's a news story from North Carolina about precisely that scenario, with two video clips that include the final stare-down (but, sadly, not the entire 14-mile adventure).