• Jun 22, 2007

We're sure that policemen in Holland have seen plenty of strange things. The tiny country gets people from all over the world who can't wait to do all kinds of stuff that they'd never do at home. And we suspect that the Dutch wish they wouldn't do them in Holland, either. This time, though, the noteworthy behavior came from one of their own: at a random police check, an 84-year-old Dutchman admitted that his car was uninsured, that it had never had a vehicle safety test, and that he hadn't had a license for 67 years. The reason he'd never been caught: even though he's been driving since before Pearl Harbor, he's never had an accident or a ticket. So maybe he shouldn't get an honorary license, but perhaps some kind of award is in order...

[Source: Reuters]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Perhaps the fact that he was always driving his DAF66 in reverse on the freeway should have tipped someone off.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sooo...how did he get his license plates and such?
        • 7 Years Ago
        The plates are permanently tied a particular car here in Holland, so that's not a problem. They also don't check if you have a license when they list the license plate on your name.

        Also, the writer of this story has evidently never been to the Netherlands. There's a lot more weird stuff on the road in the US than over here!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ah, it's easy to spot Dutch people without a license, they get yellow number plates...

      Cheers from over the border ;-)
      • 7 Years Ago
      The photo would suggest the old man is also in a rap video.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not that I'm supporting people that don't have a license or insurance, but I admire this guy more than the people who do have their license, insurance, but drive like complete idiots. Half-kudos to this guy.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Full kudos to this guy. "Catch Me If You Can"?