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Honda Jazz driver, 91, surrenders his licence after terrifying motorists

Honda Jazz driver, 91, surrenders his licence after terrifying motorists by driving the wrong way on dual carriageway

  • The 91-year-old driver of Honda Jazz found himself facing the wrong direction 
  • He accidentally hurtled towards oncoming traffic on the A30 near Sherborne
  • Dorset police have since ‘sympathetically’ spoken to pensioner and his family 
  • He decided to hand over his licence and the DVLA launched an investigation 

A 91-year-old driver has been forced to surrender his licence after accidentally motoring along the wrong side of a dual carriageway.

The pensioner’s silver Honda Jazz was captured on dashcam hurtling towards oncoming traffic on the A30 near Sherborne, Dorset, at 4.30pm on April 27.

Another driver who narrowly avoided a head-on collision but caught the footage on their dashcam reported the gentleman through Dorset Police’s Operation Snap website.

Officers revealed they ‘sympathetically’ spoke to the elderly driver and he decided to hand over his driving license.

A pensioner’s silver Honda Jazz was captured on dashcam hurtling towards oncoming traffic on the A30 near Sherborne, Dorset, at 4.30pm on April 27

This will be returned to DVLA which will conduct enquiries. 

A Dorset Police No Excuse team spokesman said the force was ‘very pleased’ no one was hurt.

They added: ‘We are also grateful the road was quieter than usual at this time due to the current situation.

‘The 91-year-old gent and his family have since been sympathetically spoken to by our team.

Another driver who narrowly avoided a head-on collision but caught the footage on their dashcam reported the gentleman through Dorset Police's Operation Snap website

Another driver who narrowly avoided a head-on collision but caught the footage on their dashcam reported the gentleman through Dorset Police’s Operation Snap website

‘He has made the decision to voluntarily sign over his driving licence to us.’ 

They added that it was not a ‘pleasant experience accepting a driving licence of an elderly person’.

‘We wish him all the best. He has all the relevant safeguarding elements in place with his family and neighbours.’

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