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Driving a 13.2 metre Setra 416 GT-HD is just another day at the office for Margaret. ALAN PAYLING

Alan Payling met up with Margaret Orr, tour driver with Cresta Coaches of Bridgend, while she was in Torquay recently to talk about her travels and her very happy life behind the wheel

I sometimes wonder if one of the reasons why many young people are reluctant to be tour drivers is because of the age gap between themselves and coach holiday passengers. I’ve also reflected upon the observations that I’ve made of tour drivers and their passengers in that the older, or more mature the tour driver is, the more aware they are of the needs of the people they have to look after. Generalisations, I know, but not perhaps without some foundation in fact. Also, the more mature the driver, the more they fit in with the average coach holiday passenger on a social level making for a happy mix.

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