Richard Hall, from North Lincolnshire Council, retires at the end of April following a career in road safety that has spanned more than 35 years.
Richard started with Humberside County Council before joining North Lincolnshire Council as road safety team leader in 1996. More recently he has been covering a wider remit of work in his role as highway traffic safety manager.
Richard has been a long-time supporter of Road Safety GB – both as a specialist with regard to the SCP service and chair of the Road Safety GB SCP Working Group.
He became a Road Safety GB school crossing patrol advisor in 2007 and in 2010 Road Safety GB asked him to lead a small group in updating the Assessment of Walked Routes to School Guidelines.
The school crossing patrol service is celebrating 70 years this year and Richard leaves with the SCP National Guidelines updated for 2023, along with a range of other useful SCP documents and resources that are available free of charge to all RSGB members.
Richard has also played another important role with Road Safety GB becoming a trustee and director of finance in 2016, vital roles within the organisation since becoming a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.
Richard said: “I am very proud to have played a small part in developing Road Safety GB into the professional organisation it is today, delivering a high quality service to road safety professionals across the UK.
“I am also proud to have helped raise the profile of the SCPs nationally and develop the wide range of advice and guidance documents that now supports local authorities in delivering the service.”
Road Safety GB has paid tribute to Richard.
James Gibson, executive director Road Safety GB, said: “I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Richard for many years. He has provided much service and dedication to RSGB.
“He should be extremely proud of the contribution made to road safety at both a local and national level. Sincere wishes are sent for a long, happy and healthy retirement.”