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Still driving regularly? 1 week 3 days ago #3703247

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I'm over 80 and still drive every day. Recently got caught in a mobile speed trap, so 3 points and £100 for my sins. First blemish in over 60 years of driving , every type of vehicle, Trucks, Diggers motor cycles and sidecars, so better watch my step. and at one time a police instructor (motor cycles). I would be lost if my licence was taken, a bit too ancient to ride a bicycle nowadays. Perhaps a pony?

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Still driving regularly? 1 week 3 days ago #3703254

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geeljay wrote: I'm over 80 and still drive every day. Recently got caught in a mobile speed trap, so 3 points and £100 for my sins. First blemish in over 60 years of driving , every type of vehicle, Trucks, Diggers motor cycles and sidecars, so better watch my step. and at one time a police instructor (motor cycles). I would be lost if my licence was taken, a bit too ancient to ride a bicycle nowadays. Perhaps a pony?


We’re you not offered a speed awareness course instead of points and a fine?

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Still driving regularly? 1 week 12 hours ago #3704203

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Not so far. I would opt for that, if given the choice.

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Still driving regularly? 1 week 10 hours ago #3704257

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geeljay wrote: Not so far. I would opt for that, if given the choice.


You would have been offered a choice when you received your notification of the offence which you have to fill in and return with you chosen option.

There are options you can choose,…Court, take the fine and points or elect to take the Speed awareness course which you have to pay for but you won’t get any points.

But……it will depend on how far over the limit you were driving.

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Still driving regularly? 1 week 8 hours ago #3704277

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Alas No.
Having driven since the 50's. A couple of warning stops without convictions.
It was a hard one to call and more since, having given up this year and making a granddaughter the envy of peers.
C19 lockdowns were the breaking point.
The best part of 2 yrs., virtually unused. Depreciating by the min.
Road tax, Annual Maintenance, MOT and Insurance being racked up. Just to wash gull scat off. :laugh:
There's always an upside. Taxi divers are Happy Bunnies. :dry:

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Still driving regularly? 5 days 16 hours ago #3704942

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I know exactly where you are coming from as I occasionally have uncomfortable moments also and wonder to myself when is the right time to give up driving. I am 80 and don't drive very often and when I do it is usually local. I find that I now stick to speed limits and try to be a more careful driver by checking my mirrors etc, regularly. I don't feel ready to give up yet but I hope that when the time comes I will know as I would hate to be the cause of an accident that could have been prevented.

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