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Lynda Chalker Awards recognise outstanding road safety achievements

Wednesday 14th November 2012

In recognition of their outstanding contribution to road safety, three people were presented with Lynda Chalker Awards at the National Road Safety Conference 2012.

Mike McAdam (pictured, top), Dawn Boyfield (middle) and Brian Hogarth (bottom) all received their awards from Alan Kennedy, chair of Road Safety GB.

Lynda Chalker (now Baroness Chalker of Wallasey) was transport minister in the mid-1980s and presented Road Safety GB (formerly LARSOA) with a carriage clock to be used for the award when she moved to a new post in overseas development. The award is Road Safety GB’s opportunity to recognise outstanding contribution to road safety.

There was a very high level of entrants this year and the three awards are a reflection of the quality of the nominations.

Mike McAdam received the award in recognition of his unique approach in empowering young people to not drink and drive, through his initiative 'Don't Be That Someone'. A personal tragedy has been the force behind Mike’s campaign.

Dawn Boyfield MBE received the award for her contribution to the development of the Children's Traffic Club, her contribution to various advisory panels, and the production of many resources to meet the ever-changing needs of road safety education.

The third award went to Brian Hogarth, Road Safety GB administrator, in recognition of his exceptional commitment and contribution to road safety at local, regional and national level, in a career which has spanned more than 50 years.

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Can I echo what James and Nigel have already said. I've worked with Brian for the past 10 years and in that time he has been an absolute rock, and a mine of information - and a thoroughly nice man who I'm proud to call a friend.
Nick Rawlings, editor, Road Safety GB newsfeed

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Brian Hogarth, very worthy recipient. Thoroughly enjoyed working with Brian over the years, including "tea on the terrace". In Brian's own words,"The boy done good."
Nigel Horsley

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Congratulations to all three recipients. You are all very worthy winners who have contributed significantly to road safety.

Brian, as Alan described in his speech at the conference your memory for people and detail is amazing. You have been such a valuable asset to Road Safety GB, being our constant figure in our naturally changing organisation. Iím delighted that the award was a surprise, something that was quite hard to achieve. As well as your significant contribution to road safety you have been a friend to so many people within the profession, well done!
James Gibson, Leicestershire

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