Colin Pettener MBE, former county road safety officer for Shropshire, passed away on Monday 11 June after a battle against cancer.
In 2002 Colin was awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for his contribution to the National Driver Improvement Scheme, and in 2004 he received the Lynda Chalker Award from Road Safety GB (formerly LARSOA).
He was awarded an MBE in the 2006 Queen’s Birthday Honours List and in 2007 RoSPA honoured him with an award for Distinguished Service in recognition of his outstanding contribution to road safety.
Later in his career he was a road safety consultant with the TTC Group.
Colin was instrumental in the introduction of the National Driver Improvement Scheme, following a successful pilot project in Devon and Cornwall.
He was a founder member and former chairman of the National Association of Driver Intervention Providers (when it was known as ANDISP).
Ian Powell, chair of NADIP, said: “I had the pleasure of working with Colin as his secretary while he was chairman of ANDISP for three years.
“He was a real gentleman, had a genuine interest in people, and was keen to engage and listen.
“He never lost his enthusiasm for promoting the cause of road safety and was a good ambassador for us all.”
Message from Colin’s family
It would be our pleasure if you were able to join with us to celebrate Colin’s life and achievements, at 11.30am on 2 July 2018 at Shrewsbury Crematorium, London Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6PS. Please dress to suit your comfort. The immediate family will be wearing smart, casual clothing.
Following the service, we would very much like you to join our family at the Mytton and Mermaid Hotel, Atcham, SY5 6QG to raise a toast to a wonderful man, who is very much missed.