- A man who has been driving on roads for over 70 years without a driver's licence has finally been caught by the long arm of the law
- The man in his 80s told police officers that he has never been pulled over before nor had he ever been involved in an accident
- The octogenarian who began driving at age 12 was also discovered by Nottinghamshire Police, UK to be without any insurance
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Nottinghamshire Police officers in the United Kingdom were awestruck after encountering a man who has been driving for more than 70 years without a driver's licence.
The officers accosted the man at a supermarket car park where he divulged some shocking revelations about his driving.
More stunning revelations
According to the octogenarian born in 1938, he has also never been stopped by the police as he made an effort at avoiding them knowing he is without a licence.
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The stunned officers revealed in a Facebook post that the man has interestingly never had an accident, caused anyone injury while driving or made anyone lose financially by hitting them as an uninsured driver.
The statement on their Facebook page read in part:
"We can't quite believe what happened next, as the driver, who was born in 1938 (!!), coughed that he had been driving with no license and no insurance, since he was 12 (yes TWELVE) years old.....and somehow had managed to never be stopped by the police. (We'll let you do the maths!!)
"Thankfully he had never had an accident, caused anyone an injury, and never made anyone lose out financially, by hitting them whilst uninsured!"
The Guardian reports that one risks between three and six penalty points as well as unlimited fines for driving without a license and insurance.
Social media reacts
Callum Geddes stated:
"Excellent driving record, hope the gentleman was apologized too for wasting his time and let on his way."
Dave Morley wrote:
"Fantastic idea, let's post on Facebook the fact you have been utterly useless at doing what your paid to do for the last 72 years."
Howard Hughes opined:
"An easy win, and not one I'd crow about if I were the constabulary. As a magistrate I can tell you that when it comes to actually investigating and apprehending genuinely dangerous and / or criminally minded motorists, the police are scarcely fit for purpose."
Gordon Lewis said:
"While he should have had insurance, depending on the circumstances of learning to drive it could mean that he was exempt from taking a driving test. He should still have applied for a licence of course, but he wouldn't have necessarily had to take a test to get that licence."
Temporary drivers licence South Africa: All you need to know
In related news, Briefly News shared some useful information. It is a legal requirement for every qualified South African motorist to have a valid driver's licence.
In case you have misplaced it, or it has expired, you must have the temporary DL as you wait for the official one to be ready. Herein is everything you need to know about a temporary drivers licence in Mzansi.
A South African driver's licence card has a validity of five years from the date of issue. Most motorists forget to apply for the document's renewal before the expiry and must have the temporary version as they await their renewed card to be ready.
Source: Briefly News