Ron, now retired, was the senior instructor of the State’s Automobile Association, one of the longest serving in Adelaide. Here is one of his favourite stories:
He was instructing an Italian lady in an ancient, big Holden. She was too short to see above the steering wheel, but had to look through it to watch the road. Watching the road she did. During one lesson she just stopped dead all of a sudden in the middle of the road for no apparent reason.
“Why did you stop?” “Ron asked, relieved to not have been hit from behind.
“You no see?”
“No,” said Ron,” feeling a bit silly, because it is normally the learner who does not see.
Indeed, there was a caterpillar slowly making its way across a busy road in Adelaide.