Watch: 101-year-old takes riding assessment
CENTENARIAN Jock Stares still rides his scooter in the Welsh Valleys. So how will he do in a riding assessment?
Not perfectly, it turns out.
Jock marked his 101st birthday with the assessment and made a series of errors including leaving his indicator on and riding straight over speed humps without slowing. Told he had stopped in a ‘keep clear’ area, he at first disagreed with the examiner before saying: “I’m in a what area?”
The assessment, carried out by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa), featured in epdisode one of three-part ITV documentary 100 Year Old Driving School, aired last night and still available to watch online.
His 28-year-old examiner cleared him as safe to continue riding despite the errors, telling him: “Yes you’re riding is up to a good standard but, like I said, there’s that room for improvement with regards to the observations.”