World: An L of a Driver

Getting a driver's license in Britain is an L of a job. Tyro motorists are forced by law to hang a learner's "L" on their car, are thus the object of gibes and sneers from every hot-rodder and truck driver on the road. None of this fazed Margaret Hunter, a spinster schoolteacher from Cheshire who at 65 finally decided that it was time for her to get her license.

Thinking that her next teaching job might be in the country far from public transport, Miss Hunter bought a snappy little red Fiat, signed on with a driving school, and hung out her...

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