I am a disabled driver with an incurable lung disease, self-inflicted through smoking.

I don't sprint but I do occasionally hobble. I drive a large automatic car simply because I like driving large automatic cars.

My long-time wish is for someone like Trevor Pateman (Letters, September 16) to challenge me with: "You don't look disabled to me."

My response would be: "You don't look like a doctor to me."

Trevor, let's have a little deal. You have my "park anywhere" badge and I'll have your lungs. Then tell me who has the better deal.

-Tony Mitchell, Sompting