Wiltshire Police often collaborate with other emergency services and military forces, both in real life situations but also scheduled, planned events. Yesterday, during #RoadSafetyWeek, various presenters talked at a Survive the Drive show at Tidworth Garrison Theatre, Wiltshire.
PC Phil Hackford from our Forensic Collision Investigation Unit, together with staff from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, as well as casualties and victim's families of road traffic collisions bravely talked of the devastating impact incidents have had on their lives and encouraged the audience to make changes to the way they drive to reduce their risk. A vehicle which had been involved in a real incident was also on display outside the venue.
The audience were made up of military personnel of various ranks and is more prominent to them as they are 62% more likely to be involved in a road traffic incident than members of the public.
MOD Director General Sue Gray, addressed the audience with the poignant message "We all feel it won't happen to us but learn from the experiences and suffering of those talking to you today. The decisions you make before and during your journey will affect the outcome."