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100-year-old driver stopped for speeding in Saanich

Mar 08 2012

It took 100 years for one Saanich man to tarnish his perfect driving record.

The centenarian was stopped for speeding in a school zone Tuesday, a shock to a Saanich traffic officer when she saw the 1911 birthdate on a driver’s licence, which was good for another five years.

The traffic officer pulled over the 100-year-old driver in a Buick Century when he was spotted going 50 kilometres an hour in a school zone, where the limit is 30 kilometres an hour.

The man had a flawless driving record, so the

traffic officer gave him a warning ticket.

“I was shocked, not only at the 100 years of age, but the brand new five-year renewal driver licence,” said Const. Janice Carmena.

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