Put your driving skills to the test

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THE Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee is holding a ‘Driver Challenge’ as part of the Ballyclare May Fair celebrations.

The event, sponsored by Newtownabbey Council, will be held on Monday, May 21 at the Harrier Way car park, beside Ballyclare Comrades football ground, and will run from 6.30pm onwards.

There will be cash prizes for the best male and female drivers and the best ‘R’ driver will also receive a cash prize. If there are sufficient numbers, runner up prizes will also be awarded.

The competition will involve drivers completing a manoeuvrability test and answering road safety questions. Drivers will use their own cars.

Mrs Pat Martin, Chair of the Road Safety Committee said: “I am delighted that we are once again able to organise this event as part of the May Fair celebrations. It gives the opportunity for local drivers to come along and demonstrate their skills - and in some cases highlights the fact that they need to improve them! I would particularly like to invite younger drivers to participate.”

All you need to do now is turn up on the night. Entry is free.

The Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee is the principal voluntary road safety organisation in Newtownabbey and its aim is to increase road safety awareness in the borough.