ITV - 100 Year Old Drivers (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3010 Kbps | 46mn 43s | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | 1.04 GiB
There are nearly 200 drivers over the age of 100 in the UK. Motorists over the age of 70 must reapply through the post for a driving licence every three years but are not automatically re-tested. This programme hears first-hand from those aged over 100, from those heading towards the milestone age and from their families about their motoring habits. It also asks whether elderly motorists should be regularly re-tested on their skills. But as this vivid portrayal of elderly drivers finds out, prising car keys from the hands of a senior motorist can be the most difficult step of all - potentially depriving them of their freedom and independence. We meet centurion Bomber Command veteran Harry Kartz who drives to the betting shop and back every day; Retired school teacher Mary Walker, 100, who is one of just 59 women over the century mark still driving; and Searson Thompson, who at 102 years old could be Britain's oldest driver and relishes the freedom of getting behind the wheel.