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92-Year-Old Cautioned By Police For Speeding In Golf Buggy

A disabled pensioner in Australia has been spoken to about his apparently inappropriate speed while driving his adapted buggy through the gated community he lives in

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92-Year-Old Cautioned By Police For Speeding In Golf Buggy - News

What a guy. This 92-year-old speed demon from the Australian Gold Coast has landed himself in trouble with the law after allegedly speeding through his gated community in a disabled-adapted golf buggy.

Humphrey Firkins apparently hit the dizzy heights of 15mph through the Hope Island estate, and a fellow resident who really needs to get out more must have called the police over his blatant hooning. Amazingly, hooning is an accepted mainstream work in Oz, with Australia’s 9 News giving Mr Firkins the tongue-in-cheek title of ‘accused hoon’. Brilliant.

92-Year-Old Cautioned By Police For Speeding In Golf Buggy - News

He says that the police turned up and threatened to take away his buggy, but stopped short of arresting the old dude, who looks a lot more fragile than he sounds. He was found to be driving without a licence, though, and his neighbours claim to have witnessed plenty of near-misses while he’s at the wheel.

In any case, if we’re still raising hell among our neighbours with our driving when we’re 92, we reckon we’ll be happy with that.