EX-Serviceman Admits He Didn't Have Insurance

PUBLISHED: 12:43 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010

A NINETY-year-old driver was planning to scrap a car that he drove without insurance, magistrates were told. Frederick Canham - an ex-serviceman who proudly wore his war veteran s badge on his lapel - had already had a bump in the Vauxhall Nova and was ab

A NINETY-year-old driver was planning to scrap a car that he drove without insurance, magistrates were told.

Frederick Canham - an ex-serviceman who proudly wore his war veteran's badge on his lapel - had already had a bump in the Vauxhall Nova and was about to get rid of it.

"I have been driving since 1947, I have a clean licence and I want to keep driving until 2010," he said. "Without a car I would be lost, and housebound."

Canham, a retired long distance lorry driver from Bakery Close, Wilburton, admitted using a J-registered Vauxhall without insurance at Stretham on July 9 last year.

"I had only had the car for about a week, I had not thought about insurance," he explained to the court. "I feel safe on the road, I am not a speed man, and I am a careful driver."

The pensioner was fined £100 and must pay £43 costs and a £15 surcharge. Six points were endorsed on his licence.

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