Older people in Halton were treated to a fun packed road safety event at the Brindley Theatre on Monday (1 July) aimed at helping reduce traffic collisions.

More than 80 took part in the ‘Senior Road User’ event at Halton Borough Council’s flagship venue.

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

The short interactive theatre production highlighted the potential dangers experienced by all types of road users enabling them to stay safe on the roads.

Audience members got into the spirit of the event by sharing their experiences and picked up advice and tips to help them travel safely on the roads and reduce the number of road traffic collisions involving senior road users.

There were stands around the theatre from related parties, where people could find out more information.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Transportation. Cllr Stan Hill, said; “Research shows in a crash, the risk of a person aged 60 or older being killed, whether in a vehicle or on foot or bicycle, is more than double that of a younger person.

“This event was aimed to give people tips on how to stay as safe as possible. We are pleased it was so well attended and feedback was people got a lot from it.”

The event was hosted by Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team and supported by the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership.

The session, opened by Halton’s Mayor Cllr John Bradshaw, was oversubscribed, which shows its popularity. So watch out for future events and be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.