Can this 101 year old grandpa pass the riding assessment?
This is all about the self-spirit attitude this grandpa flaunts.
On a general conscience, we know that it is just not possible for old folks to commute riding or driving themselves, especially in the metros. The chaos and pollution are alone enough to tire them up. And with people losing patience more often these days, it can get quite intimidating for them to use the same roads.
But it’s an all-together different case in the European continent where the traffic is minimal, roads and the air are clean and not filled with potholes.That said, not often will you find a three digit aged person riding or driving.
Here is Jock Stares who has just celebrated his century-old birthday and has come to the riding assessment centre in the Welsh Valley, UK.
He has had it enough with people telling him not to use his scooter fearing nuisance. So, to prove them wrong and because he believes to be considerate, he has decided to take an official riding assessment.
Taking his assessment is a 28-year-old officer who says that he has never done this for a person as old as Jock. He completely understands the situation and does not want to judge anyone before seeing for himself. And so, both go on for a short assessment ride.
How well do you think Jock impressed the officer? Not that well I suppose:
Jock, while on his assessment test, left his indicator on for quite a while, even after the officer informed about it. He ended up stopping right at the sign that said "Keep Clear" where one is supposed to not proceed until the area after this on the road is clear. Then, there were these speed breakers on the road where Jock did not even slow down or ride around them.
Nonetheless, Jock showed a lot of confidence throughout his ride and the results were pretty impressive considering his age.
This was broadcasted on an ITV documentary and the 28-year-old instructor eventually cleared Jock, telling him “Yes, you’re riding is up to a good standard but, like I said, there’s that room for improvement with regards to the observations.”