Police are  inviting older members of the community to Dobbies Garden Centres in Midlothian, Stirling and Fife to have a chat with our local Road Policing Officers at a special roadshow. As the number of older drivers across Scotland continues to rise, officers  are keen to engage with this group in an informal setting. These roadshows give officers the chance to answer any questions older drivers may have and educate them about the potential risks they may face on the road network.

At the roadshows in Dalkeith (Monday 13th), Stirling (Tuesday 14th) and Dunfermline (Monday 27th), members of the public will have the opportunity to test their reaction times in a simulator, get their vehicles checked over for roadworthiness as we move into the winter months, and find out more about the current laws relating to minimum eyesight requirements and driving licences.

The roadshow will run between 9am and 2pm.

Inspector Richard Latto of the Lothians and Scottish Borders Road Policing Unit said: “Older drivers have a wealth of driving experience, and we fully recognise that for many people, the ability to continue driving safely is very important to them. We welcome all older drivers to pop into Dobbies next week and speak to my teams who will be on hand to give advice and make sure vehicles are ready for winter.”