Sunday, November 29, 2009

my humbling ride

A short, first-person news story from earlier this month: An insurance company strapped me in a heavy, restrictive suit to mimic the challenges older drivers face as their bodies and reflexes fail them.

Several older readers of the newspaper I write for, the North County Times, told me the story was an unfair shot at them. That's not what I intended, of course. Still, the messenger is sometimes left bleeding. At least one commenter on the story online thought I should have died in the car I drove. Would have made for a more interesting story, he said.

I thought it was pretty interesting as is. Take a look:

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