One of the questions I asked myself before I went to Germany was:
' Are most convertibles in Germany driven by old men ?'
The answer I've come up with is 'No'.
The 20 - 30 convertibles I saw, were mostly driven by 30'ish men and young women.
The other thing I observed was the quality of driving in Bavaria.
Our nephew took us to Munich Airport at 140 k.m.p.h. and I felt 'safe'. There was excellent lane discipline on the motorway - no dawdling and you got out of the way if a car at 160 k.m.p.h. was coming up behind you.
On my first day driving back in Britain :
1. An elderly person pulled out in front of me on a roundabout. I did something I rarely do - I hooted.
2. We drove behind a car doing 20 m.p.h in a 30 zone. The driver, another elderly person, suddenly signalled left, to go into her drive.
3. On another road, a jeep with trailor attached, pulled out in front of the car in front of me , causing both of us to brake.
Britain is a place for old drivers in the daytime - but a dangerous one.