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Road safety event for senior road users

by Laura Johnston

More than 60 people took part in a road safety event today (Tuesday 8 November) aimed at helping to reduce the number of traffic collisions.

The ‘Senior Road User’ event was part of the campaign funded by the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership and was organised by Knowsley council’s Road Safety team.

The campaign aims to reduce the rising number of road traffic collisions involving people over 60 years old.

The day consisted of presentations and a marketplace with Merseyside Police, Institute of Advanced Motorists, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, Arriva, ‘Drive Safely for Longer’ and Volair.

There was advice and help and guidance about keeping safe and confident as a driver, pedestrian or when using public transport.

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Margaret and Pat at the event.

 

Margaret and Pat both found the event really useful. Margaret already knew that she wanted to do some sort of training and found the event really useful:

“The road safety facts were really interesting and have made me think about how I drive and how I can improve in the future.”

Pat was glad she found out about the event:

“It was a really good refresher session with very good input from the speakers.”

 

Today's speakers included: Jon Robinson, Knowsley Council, Vinny Taylor, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, Collette Atkinson, Arriva and Sgt Paul Mountford, Merseyside Police

Today’s speakers included: Jon Robinson, Knowsley Council, Vinny Taylor, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, Collette Atkinson, Arriva and Sgt Paul Mountford, Merseyside Police

 

If you want to find out more about Road Safety, you can contact the team on 0151 443 2030 or email roadsafety@knowsley.gov.uk