99-year-old renews driving license

A 99-YEAR-OLD man from a town in Cantabria has recently renewed his driving license.

Joaquin says he uses his car every day to get around the town and that he has “always liked driving”, since he first got his license 60 years ago. In that time, he has been fined only twice. In his opinion, driving is “easy” but needs “a level head”.

Local residents are pleased that Joaquin can still drive because that means he doesn’t use energy going to the Pensioners’ Centre he visits every day. He also uses the car to go to a local restaurant for lunch and to the bar with friends.

Joaquin has said he is not sure whether he will renew his license next year, but if necessary, he will “win over” the girl who does the aptitude tests.

The law indicates that driving licenses are withdrawn at the age of 95 except in special cases.

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