Saturday 12 June 2010

Dangerous geriatrics

A 90-year-old war veteran caught speeding in a car for the disabled must serve a six-month ban, the High Court has ruled. Ex-Grenadier Guardsman Roland Morris, from Worle, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, was caught in a radar speed trap doing 42mph in a 30mph zone last year.

Disabled Mr Morris, who was injured on active service in Africa in 1943 during the Second World War, was in his motability car on the A38 between Highbridge and Bridgwater.

He already had nine points on his licence and was banned under the "totting up" procedure when he appeared before Taunton Dene magistrates in January.

He said
he wanted to carry on driving for the sake of his mental health and his community work.