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100 years old and still doing his own driving

By Rigval on 22 Oct 2010

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This is an interesting piece of news. There are 137 people aged 100years or older that have valid driverís licence in the UK. According to a news article in the Daily Mail, George Geeson, 100 years of age, has been given a 3 year extension on his license by the local vehicle license authority.

The licencing authority stated that as he still has 'excellent' eyesight and no medical problems he is legally entitled to continue driving. Not to mention the fact that he hasnít had any accidents over the past half a century or so.

He rated his accomplishment of keeping his license as on par with receiving a telegram from the Queen of England wishing him well on his 100th birthday. He first started driving at the age of 15. He had never taken a driving test as the UK first started implementing driving tests a good ten years after he started driving. The startling thing is that Mr. Geeson had never been involved in any sort of bad accidents, stating that he had only ever been involved in an accident when another motorist hit the rear of his in the pouring rain in 1958.

He now lives with his disabled wife Viola, 97, in South Witham, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, and has three grandchildren. His son Robert, 63, a retired thatcher, said all his favorite cars had been manufactured by Ford but now drives a Peugeot 106 for his trips to the local shops averaging 40km per week. I suppose he has driven a billion or so kilometers since learning to drive in a Ford Model T in 1925.

And I canít believe that the first car Mr Geeson bought cost a princely £2.50. This was for a blue Willys-Overland Whippet Ė a long deceased car manufacturer in 1935.

Do you happen to know any 100 year old people in your neighborhood still actively motoring? Do tell me about it if you do.

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- a Willys-Overland Whippet

source:dailymail uk photos:mason news service

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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