A SPECIAL event has been held to encouraged older people in Halton to stay safe on the road.

More than 80 residents took part in the senior road user presentation at The Brindley theatre in Runcorn.

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

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

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.

Halton Cllr Stan Hill, board member for transportation, 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 Council’s road safety team and supported by the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership.

The session, opened by the mayor of Halton Cllr John Bradshaw was oversubscribed, which shows its popularity.

Future events will be announced shortly.