Eric has received perfect scores on more than three driving examinations.
Though he has stated he has no intention of stopping, a man who is 100 years old and still drives has received comments from viewers saying it’s “time to give up”.
Despite turning a significant age, Canterbury, Kent resident Eric Dixon, a centenarian, continues to operate a vehicle.
The seasoned driver has been behind the wheel for 87 years, starting out as a three-tone truck driver.
At the age of 13, he dropped out of school to go on motorcycle rides and ride a double-decker.
The elderly man claimed he has no intention of giving up his Kia Picanto, which he now drives.
Eric remarked, “I adore it. I have always loved driving, just as much as I did when I first started.
“That’s what I was taught to do when I was very little.”
In his teen years, Eric passed multiple driving exams, including three for heavy equipment and trailers when he was in the army.
He began to wonder if he was still qualified to drive, even with his eight decades of expertise.
He made the decision to retake the exam after seeing ITV’s 100-Year-Old Driving School, which follows drivers in their 90s.
“I was damn sure I was better than they are,” he remarked.
I questioned, though, if I was just thinking that I was better than I actually am.
“I had to take a hard look at myself because some of them shouldn’t be driving.”
In 2017, he then appeared for an examination at a Thanington test center.
Eric further stated: Eric says, “The driving instructor came and looked at me.” “‘Are you Mr. Dixon?’ he asked.
“I told him I was, and since I was ninety-four, he expected me to have a walking stick.”
Since “it included so much more” than previous driving tests, he claims that this one was the hardest he had ever done.
A nurse examined the driver and asked him about his health.
He nevertheless received a “10 out of 10” despite the odds.
Despite his centenarian driving experience, some believe the senior should give up driving.
“Perhaps it’s time to give it up,” one person commented.
Others, however, disapproved and complimented the man on his commitment and outlook.
Another said: “He has a great attitude and looks terrific for his age. He’s still ‘young enough’ to drive because of it.”
Last Sunday was Eric’s 100th birthday, which was described as “absolutely brilliant.”
The King and Queen sent him a card to celebrate reaching the significant milestone.
It happens at the same time as a seven-year-old boy who began driving is about to become one of the youngest rally drivers in history.
At the age of three, Aleksander Pelikański, a Polish man, received an off-road buggy from his parents, which led him to develop a deep love for driving.