By Denna Bowman
Cumbria Constabulary has earned the prestigious TyreSafe outstanding achievement award for 2011 for its ‘relentless drive’ in supporting tyres safety.
The accolade was presented by Stuart Jackson, chairman, the chairman of the tyres safety group, to PC Shaun McKeown, Forensic Vehicle Examiner for Cumbria Police Collision Investigation Unit, and Sgt Graeme Hodgson from the Roads Policing Unit at the Tyre Recovery Association’s annual dinner held at St Johns Hotel in Solihull on 17th June.
TyreSafe, a not-for-profit organisation, is the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation and is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers associated with defective and illegal tyres.
Jackson said: “Our thanks go to Cumbria Constabulary for its relentless drive in supporting tyre safety. Not only has it been a great partner behind the scenes but has also been at the fore in many of our initiatives, as well as promoting those of its own.
“Indeed, PC McKeown was a key speaker at our inaugural industry roadshow earlier this year, once again highlighting how Cumbria Police is willing to go the extra mile to spread the tyre safety message.”
Additional praise was also given to the hard work undertaken by Cumbrian officers to highlight motorbike tyre safety, as the county is a favourite with those wanting to experience the beautiful scenery and diverse riding conditions.