Background

The Road Safety Panel was formed in 1988. The Panel membership comprises a mixture of Pubic Employees and members of the public who have an interest in road safety. The maximum number of members of the Panel is fifteen. Anyone may apply for membership of the Panel by contacting the Road Safety Officer in the first instance.

The Panel’s objectives are:

  1. Promote road safety within the Island community, in line with the strategic plan on road safety.
  2. Promote public awareness regarding road safety within the Island.
  3. Identify road safety issues.
  4. Plan, organise and take part in the running of road safety campaigns within the Island.

The Panel sponsor on any annual basis a play called ‘Too much punch for Judy’ in conjunction with Education, Sport & Culture. This is a play depicting a true story of a drink drive death. The play is extremely powerful and is seen by all year 11 students around the Island each year.

The Panel have for several years jointly organised and run campaigns around Road Safety Week. They will again be active during this week in November. Panel members have also provided input into the recent ‘Speed Strategy’ and the ‘Integrated Travel & Transport Plan’. They also provide support to the annual road safety campaigns run by the States of Jersey Police.

Present members of the Panel:

  • Chairman Mr Tim Parker Garner, Jersey Motorcycle and Light Car Club
  • Vice Chairman Mr Peter Tabb, Jersey Motor Trade Association
  • Mr Dave St George, Transport & Technical Services
  • Ms Kerrie Dorrington, Ambulance Service/Advanced Driving Instructor
  • Mr Toby Aubert, Jersey Fire Service
  • Sergeant MacLennan, States of Jersey Police
  • Mr Gordon Forrest, Head of Driver & Vehicle Standards Department
  • Mrs Claire Staddon, Jersey School of Motorcycling
  • Centenier Paul Robinson, Honorary Police Association
  • Mr Paul Newman, Head of Hands Off Campaign
  • Mr Nick Meldrum, Advanced Driving Instructor
  • Mr Kevin Hart, Liberty Bus
  • Philip Blake, Road Safety Officer & Panel Secretary