Intrepid pensioner passes driving test at 91

17th August 2012

Many choose to put off learning to drive when they're young, but one motorist has taken that to the extreme, gaining his licence for the first time at the ripe age of 91.

Data released by the Department for Transport shows 20 motorists aged 80 or above took their test this year, though only five inspiring candidates successfully donned their 'P' plates. Let's hope they remember the importance of a regular MOT check.

A 93-year-old was the oldest to get behind the wheel this year, but unfortunately did not pass.

Driving tests were first introduced in the UK in 1945, with late Tory peer Lord Renton holding the honour of being the oldest person ever to pass the test, at a venerable 95.

The question of which car insurance option the mature motorists will choose is as yet unknown.

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