Cumbria police win TyreSafe annual outstanding achievement award
The accolade was presented by Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe 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 17 June.
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 well as a partnership with transport and logistics firm Eddie Stobart, whose headquarters are based in Cumbria, whereby a tyre safety livery was used on one of its fleet’s trailers. The lorry was placed at strategic roadside locations in the county as part of last October’s tyre safety month, as well as being used by Cumbria police to conduct roadside tyre checks.