Roadshow for young drivers

On Friday 17 July, a road-show type event for young and new drivers, will take place between 7pm-9pm at Holmpark Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart.

The event is being organised by Constable Billy Dodds who said: “This event is geared towards young and new drivers from Newton Stewart and the Machars areas and it’s to give them the opportunity to interact with Police Service of Scotland Officers and partner agencies to learn different aspects of car care, from the basics on how to check engine oil to changing a wheel. It will also discuss driver behaviour and the laws covering excessive noise, modifications to vehicles, and the legislation covering the most commonly committed offences and the dangers facing young and new drivers within the first two years of passing their driving test.”

Special guests, including Steven Broll, Chairperson of Machars Car Club, and Stephen Blaikie from OCD Valeting, Dalbeattie, will be on hand to discuss their areas of business.