A popular, free to attend Merseyside Senior Road Safety event is to take place in St Helens Town Centre in July.
St Helens Council, as the lead on Merseyside for senior road users is promoting a number of Merseyside wide initiatives to address the growing problem of senior road users, aged 60 and over, being involved in road traffic collisions. The council’s Road Safety Team is delivering a number of events funded by The Merseyside Road Safety Partnership in an attempt to reduce this increasing number of collisions.
At this event, a number of presentations will be delivered by key stakeholders, including Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. Attendees will be given advice on prescribed drugs and medicine driving – as well as advice on winter driving and the benefits of public transport.
What can I expect from the event?
Whether you’re a pedestrian, bus-user or driver, these events will ensure you are up to date with all the latest laws and regulations as well as offer great tips from various bodies including Merseyside Police & the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
A spokesperson said “We just want to help keep everyone safe as over the last 40 years, the number of vehicles on the roads has almost trebled from 12 million to 35 million and in the past decade alone, there’s been a 53 percent rise in the number of people aged 60 & over killed or seriously injured on the roads.
“On top of this, the number of drivers aged over 70 has risen from 2.2 million to 3.9 million between 1992 & 2012 and is projected to rise to 5.8 million by 2032. ”
This Senior Road User event is FREE to attend and will be held at The World of Glass on Wednesday 4th July from 10am to 2pm. A free lunch and refreshments will be provided.
If you or a family member would like to attend this event please contact St Helens Council’s Road Safety Team to reserve a place on 01744 673237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited so please reserve your place as soon as possible.