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In which age group are you?
Under 17 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
17-20 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
21-25 8%  8%  [ 4 ]
26-30 8%  8%  [ 4 ]
31-40 21%  21%  [ 11 ]
41-50 28%  28%  [ 15 ]
51-60 19%  19%  [ 10 ]
61-70 13%  13%  [ 7 ]
71 or over 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 53
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 Post subject: How old are you?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 08:31 
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See this thread:

http://www.safespeed.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15307

In case people are coy about admitting to their exact age, I thought I'd do a poll on the subject.

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54 this month, don't feel it though :)

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I'm 18, and I passed in January earlier this year (I was 17 at the time of the test)

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 Post subject: Re: How old are you?
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Been on this planet about 62 and a bit years ,but with kids more than half my age ,you never get the chance to age .And with teenage grand kids -say no more .

Sadly I can remember when the Post Office both sold stamps and provided a telephone service( Dad did one ,and I did the other) - when you had to double de clutch to get into first gear( also in many a PO vehicle) and when you didn't need an HGV Licence to drive a wagon .Police men also looked older then ,and after years of fearing for a clip round the ears for being "naughty" - there was still a healthy respect for polis in cars .
But then , perhaps I and others should start a "retired " or "veterans " branch of SS -so we could reminisce about old times on the road - with the good times like no limits ,and the bad times like no heaters in winter , no sanding in winter , few fuel stations and the good times when the police were our friends .Things like finding females with a puncture looking for a knight in armour , not a potential molester .
These days, if I find a broken down car ,with females ,and I'm on my own , I'll hesitate to stop .Years ago - I'd have had no problems .

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 Post subject: Re: How old are you?
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Well I turned 48 recently. :)

I have normally felt like about 25 but recently I must say I think I do feel older now.
I can still recall no speed limits out of town, and ice on the inside of windows and you were really lucky if the car started on time to get to school !
Are good drivers bred I wonder ? or do we just learn well ?
When driving as well as you can possibly do was the aim. Could always start a in the days gone by topic. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: How old are you?
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SafeSpeedv2 wrote:
Well I turned 48 recently. :)

I have normally felt like about 25 but recently I must say I think I do feel older now.
I can still recall no speed limits out of town, and ice on the inside of windows and you were really lucky if the car started on time to get to school !
Are good drivers breed I wonder ? or do we just learn well ?
When driving as well as you can possibly do was the aim. Could always start a in the days gone by topic. :lol:


Strangely enough ,Clair , got one daughter who could be a veterin on here - 33 ( I think , but age with females is always a problem) ,she's been on the road for about 13 or more years ,she's had her CBT for a couple of years ( and my GD is also a quad /bike fiend (she's got her own bike for when she's 16 and looking to that day)- so I've got a young road safety family . ),and at times in the car , I get " granpa -there's a car comong up the road" - Suspect she thinks Grtanpa is an old fuddy -.

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 Post subject: Re: How old are you?
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20 on the seventh of Nov depressingly :( I don't want to accept I'm a man I don't feel like I man I still feel like I'm 17 or something :( Been signed up to SafeSpeed since I was 18 though :)

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 Post subject: Re: How old are you?
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 Post subject: Re: How old are you?
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Woah The Rush I thought you were atleast 50. You come across as a lot older from your posts.

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Me too....lol

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 Post subject: Re: How old are you?
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Flynn wrote:
... I thought you were at least 50. You come across as a lot older from your posts.
Watch me drive, then average the two. You'll land smack dab in the mid-30s.

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 Post subject: Re: How old are you?
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Math was never my strong point.

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 Post subject: Re: How old are you?
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Mrs B's view - "Im old as the woman beside me " -and with our lot she's back to early thirties ,or more -looking after a grandson of a few month old ,when his mum is dog tired/gets sick etc soon lops the years off - and with grandkids asking "granpa howdo we do " -"algebra/fractions/ erc" - somehow they start to respect granpa when they find out granpa knows about these things ,and can explain the mysteries of algebra /fractions -waiting for the day when they get totally gobsmacked and ask me about calculus /integration/diferentiation etc and find out that I can explain that as well .
Only thing that is not nice is getting sore changing disc pads , when a few years ago it was a dawdle . Perhaps it's a sign if getting old ,or a sign that my discs need some sort of lubrication (preference is malt :D )

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 Post subject: Re: How old are you?
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Image although I've probably said it elsewhere cuz I prattle a lot. I'm also very handsome but I'm going grey now, and bald. I've also put weight on and my eyesight is getting bad.

I miss being 25, I'd settle for 30. Even 40 sounds young to me now, at least then I could say "well maybe I've got more years in front of me than I have behind" but there aint no way I'm going to make 103!

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Of course a man's as old as the woman he feels, but I don't have anyone so does that make me zero? :D

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