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100 Year Old Driving School

  • Episode: 

    3 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 06 Mar 2018
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  • Time: 

    7.30pm - 8.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 10 2018 : Sat 03 Mar - Fri 09 Mar
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Episode 3
100 Year Old Driving School returns to our screens following some of Britain’s oldest and much-loved drivers as they square up to the challenge of a mature driving assessment. Examiners from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) have set up special hubs across the country to assesses whether they should ultimately still be on the road. 
This week, the national campaign is back in the picturesque village of Thornton Le Dale in Yorkshire. Jill Hartley, aged 91, arrives in her modern classic car and is looking forward to an honest assessment - is she is good as she thinks she is? At the other end of the country, Don Showell also faces a date with destiny. At 101 years of age, the self-confessed “petrol head” loves nothing more than taking his beloved wife Joanie, also 101, for a spin around the back lanes of Devon. Joanie worries that Don can’t help driving too near the left and hugging the corners, but Don is determined to prove her wrong. Plus, there’s 96-year old Peggy Woolfe in Bournemouth, who relies on her car to get to tennis, table tennis and bowls, but her daughter is concerned about her driving. 
Buckle up as our drivers in their 80s, 90s and even 100s put themselves through their paces, and find out if it’s time to say goodbye to life behind the wheel..