Jessie Fiedler just turned 100 and she'd rather sit in a driver's seat than a rocking chair.

"Driving is one of my pleasures in life," said Fiedler, who hit the century mark Thursday. "It keeps me young and interested in life."Her driver's license expires in 1992.

"Of course I plan to renew it. If I had to sit in a rocking chair all day, I'd feel pathetic," she said Wednesday after taking a pre-birthday drive around the block in her 1980 Buick Century. "I always say it's better to wear out than to rust out."

She admits she wasn't a very good driver at first but said her few accidents were usually "the other fellow's fault."