Recognition for a lifetime of safe driving

20 September 2013

Recognition for a lifetime of safe driving

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today presented South Coast resident Jim Lymbery, 93, with a safe driving record certificate to recognise his outstanding and blemish free 73-year driving record.

Mr Ward said that Mr Lymbery first got behind the wheel of a car in 1943. 

“At that time there were only slightly more than 400 thousand licence holders in New South Wales, today there are more than five million,” he said.

Mr Lymbery turned 93 on 10th September and decided it was time to leave the driving to others, handing in his licence at the Service NSW Kiama office.

His lifetime of safe driving was recognised with a certificate, a letter of acknowledgement and a small celebration which included a cake. 

Mr Ward was at the Service NSW Kiama office today with Centre Manager Vicki Anthony to congratulate Mr Lymbery on his exemplary driving record.

“Mr Lymbery certainly deserved the recognition after driving for more than 70 years without ever getting a fine for speeding or any other driving offence.

“Mr Lymbery’s safe driving record is an outstanding achievement and a fine example for others to follow,” Mr Ward said.

Mr Lymbery was certainly the centre of quite a few snapshots at the office but one in particular caught his best side when he sat for his photo card.

The NSWPC is a voluntary identification card for people who do not hold a driver licence or other form of photo identification to help them prove who they are. 

Mr Lymbery’s photo card will be delivered by post to his home as part of the improved customer service initiatives at the Service NSW offices.

Media:  Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358

View the original media release (PDF):
Recognition for a lifetime of safe driving 

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