New­eventto helpold­er­drivers

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A char­ity is bring­ing a new event aimed at keep­ing driv­ers over the age of 65 on the road for longer to Kin­ross next week.

The Royal So­ci­ety for the Pre­ven­tion of Ac­ci­dents (RoSPA) says driv­ers who choose to at­tend the event, en­ti­tled ‘Des­ti­na­tion Drive’, will be of­fered free driv­ing as­sess­ments to see if their mo­tor­ing skills are still up to scratch.

Sandy Al­lan, RoSPA’s road safety man­ager in Scot­land, said:“Of­ten we don’t no­tice any dif­fer­ence in our driv­ing from year to year, and med­i­cal con­di­tions can mean that as we get older our driv­ing can be af­fected, so seek­ing re­as­sur­ance and ad­vice is well worth­while.

“Much has changed since a lot of us sat our driv­ing test, and it’s of­ten good to know where you stand now.

“Des­ti­na­tion Drive will help with this, and also pro­vide path­ways for any coach­ing nec­es­sary or high­light al­ter­na­tives to re­main ac­tive.”

The event is be­ing held at Loch Leven’s Larder next Tues­day (Novem­ber 13) be­tween 11am and 3pm. For ad­vice on keep­ing safe on the road in the mean­time go to www. old­er­drivers.org.uk

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