I was banned from driving for 1 year at the start of 2014 for medical reasons (not for demerits)...

If you can drive, you don't know how good you have it until you can't anymore.  My previous car trips now take at least 4 times as long using public transport.  Some are so inconvenient and take so long I catch a taxi instead which saves me time but costs $$$.  In my view no matter how bad you have it on the road, it's still a lot better than not being able to drive at all.  I'd love to be mobile again and putting up with other drivers  :)

It's interesting seeing the world from a view of a non-driver.  For instance we always hear how it's cyclists who go through red lights, but in my experience it's motorists going through red lights.  When the pedestrian phase comes up I have been 1/4 across the road to have a car blasting through on the red light and have even been tooted at - I guess they are warning me they are a terrible driver who doesn't obey road rules and pedestrians should get out of their way.  Not to mention the likelihood of hitting someone...  Still, I bet those drivers would be first to complain about other road users not obeying the rules.