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Driving course to help over 60s stay safe on Preston’s roads

Posted on - 8th March, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads, What's On in Preston
Older driver Pic: Jan Macarol from Pixabay
Pic: Jan Macarol from Pixabay

An event aimed at reducing road casualties in the over 60s is set to take place in Preston.

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The workshop, which will be hosted by Lancashire County Council Road Safety Team and Lancashire Road Safety Partnership, will offer help and advice about staying safe on the roads into old age.

Topics will include protecting yourself as a driver, passenger and pedestrian, fitness to drive, advice on prescribed medication and driving, the Drive Safely for Longer training course, and information on alternatives to driving. 

There will be speakers from Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, North West Ambulance Service, and Highways England. 

The senior road users workshop is due to take place at Mere Brow Village Hall, 65 The Gravel, Preston, PR4 6JX from 10am to 2pm on Thursday 26 March. It is free to attend, with refreshments and lunch provided. 

Booking in advance is essential and places are limited. To book, visit the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership website, call 01772 537960, or email safertravelteam@lancashire.gov.uk.

Read more: Council ‘considering options’ to prevent repeat of Church Street bus incident

Will you be attending the course or recommending it to a friend or family member? Let us know in the comments.

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