AN 80-year-old man is still working behind the wheel after an unblemished driving record.
Bill Bunting stepped in to help out a firm when he retired from the ambulance service 15 years ago.
But he never left - and still drives the delivery van at the Safety Equipment Centre in Lockwood.
Former ambulanceman Tony Stocks knew Mr Bunting when they worked together at Huddersfield ambulance station.
Mr Stocks left 24 years ago to run the centre on Bridge Street, but when he was on holiday 15 years ago he needed a stand-in driver.
He said: "Bill was only going to do a few local deliveries until I came back from holiday, but he's been here ever since."
Mr Bunting - who says he has no plans to retire - said: "It keeps me alert, especially in today's traffic. when you have to constantly watch everything.
"When I started driving it was all open roads," he added.
Mr Bunting has never had an accident and his driving licence has always been clean.
But he did admit to a 10 shilling parking fine for overstaying many years ago.
And he's had a charmed life on the roads.
"I've had countless cars over the years, but never a bad one," he said. "I've only ever had one breakdown."
Mr Bunting comes from a farming family in Honley. He drove a tractor at 16 and, shortly after that, a van.
"They did not do driving tests in those days," he said.
He served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War and saw action in Europe after D Day.
He later flew to India and served there for 15 months.
After the war he went back to farming, then became an ambulanceman for 26 years.
Mr Bunting is married to Elsie and the couple, who live at Salendine Nook, have a son and daughter, five grandchildren and one great-grandson.