Older drivers enjoy Urban Roadeo
Residents of the Strathaven Sheltered Housing Complex were treated to a driving lesson with a difference recently when the Urban Roadeo road safety play rolled into town.
The audience thoroughly enjoyed the production by the Baldy Bane Theatre Group, which highlights the problem with every motorist's worst nightmare - the backseat driver.
The play is specifically targeted at road users aged 55+ and is designed to raise awareness of issues affecting drivers and pedestrians as they grow older.
It focuses on Jack Dawson, who is 57 and retired, his wife Lesley and her 87-year-old mother Davina McKay. The audience witnesses first hand how Jack copes when pitted against his know-all mother-in-law in a battle of wits and general driving knowledge.
The play is supported by Road Safety Scotland and Urban Roadeo information booklets are available.
Councillor Billy McCaig, chair of the council's road safety forum, said: "The Urban Roadeo play is an extremely effective and entertaining way of getting across an important message to a particular group of road users. Our thanks go to the theatre group for once again bringing this fantastic production to the people of South Lanarkshire."
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