British police made a routine traffic stop Wednesday and discovered an elderly man who had been driving without a license or insurance for over 70 years, according to the police.
The driver who was born in 1938, had started driving when he was 12 years old and never had acquired the proper documents to drive. In 70 years this was the first time the man had been stopped by the police.
“Thankfully he had never had an accident, caused anyone an injury, and never made anyone lose out financially, by hitting them whilst uninsured!” the Bulwell, Rise Park, and Highbury Vale Police said in a Facebook post.
“Due to the increased number of ANPR cameras in Nottingham, even on the small trips, you are likely to hit a camera, so make sure your documents are in order…..because it will catch up with you…..one day…..,” the post said.
The post included the hashtags “#cantpaywelltakeitaway” and “#rodehisluck.”
Facebook users left comments in support of the elderly man. “Excellent driving record, hope the gentleman was apologized to for wasting his time and let on his way,” one user wrote.
“What a Legend. He deserves a Medal of Honour,” another person commented. The unknown driver was pulled over near a supermarket in his Mini Cooper near Nottingham, England.