Old driver still going strong

For all the young drivers out there we bring news of a record breaking pensioner. Yes, 92-year-old Archie Scott, former director of Scottish Malt Distillers, has become the oldest person in Scotland to pass an advanced driving test.

After being an active motorist for 75 years Mr Scott chose to take the test to prove that he was still a safe driver.

However, the newly qualified advanced driver admitted his original test taken in 1935 was more straightforward than his recent examination.

Mr Scott said, "My first driving test was very simple.

"It took half an hour and as long as I dealt with the gears in a decent sort of way and drove in a fairly straight line I passed."

He added, "The advanced test was 50 minutes worth of driving in and around Inverness - on the dual carriageway and rural roads.

"I was fairly nervous about it all but fortunately I managed to pass."

Neil Grieg, director of policy and research at the Institute of Advanced Motorists said, "We offer our congratulations to Archie, who has proved there's no age barrier to being a good driver.

"Archie's feat underlines our policy that re-tests after an arbitrary age should not be made mandatory, rather we recommend people opt for a voluntary reassessment to improve their own confidence and safety."

 Here at duck2water we say, “Well done, Mr Scott and happy driving for the future.”

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