Ray's on cue to help Torbay's older drivers
SNOOKER champ Ray Reardon will be the special guest at a special event designed to help older people keep driving safer for longer.
The free awareness day is being run by Torbay Council on Thursday October 6 at the Paignton Club from 10am to 4pm.
More than 100 people attended last year's successful event, which was supported by Reardon, who is 78, and won the coveted world championship trophy six times in the 1970s.
The snooker champ, who lives in Torbay, said last year: "I am pleased to support all initiatives like this by Torbay Council and the police to raise road safety awareness.
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"I really enjoy driving. However, being of a somewhat advanced age myself, I fully appreciate the importance of taking steps to make sure I stay safe on the roads."
Although the event is aimed primarily at older drivers there is no minimum age limit, so anyone who thinks they might benefit will be welcome.
Those attending will be offered driving advice and tips by representatives from Torbay Council's Road Safety Team, police officers, advanced driving instructors and representatives from Specsavers, Age UK and public transport.
A road safety quiz will offer a chance to win a free driving assessment and a morning or afternoon session in the skid car at Devon Drivers Centre.
There will be an opportunity to book a discounted driving assessment with advanced driving instructors, safer driver presentations will be given throughout the day, and Cornwall Mobility representatives will be demonstrating in-car adaptations for improving driving mobility.
Free tea and coffee will be served.