Nick Lloyd, former road safety manager at Staffordshire County Council, has joined TTC Group to spearhead a new venture which “offers a lifeline to cash strapped councils so that they can continue to provide first class life saving road safety education schemes”.
Managed Road Safety Solutions (MRSS) has been set up to “provide fully managed road safety programmes”, or to work with road safety managers to fill gaps in existing services.
MRSS intends to deliver a full range of schools based education and training programmes including practical pedestrian training, cyclist training, pre-driver training, young driver coaching and training programmes for motorcyclists.
Nick Lloyd, who has 24 years’ experience in council road safety, including 15 years as head of Staffordshire’s road safety team, said: “Councils have worked extremely hard to provide a high standard of road safety education and training and they face tough times with stringent budget cuts.
“The DfT has estimated that road safety teams have had a 40-45% cut in staff and budgets which have seriously reduced their ability to provide a premier service, despite all their best efforts.”
The TTC Group says it has “stepped in so that councils can maintain robust casualty reduction programmes in financially challenging times”.
Graham Wynn OBE, TTC Group chairman, said: “Road safety education is one of the many vital services that councils need to maintain. However, it must deliver value for money while being responsive to local community needs, which is where we step in.
“We have a proven track record borne from years of longstanding experience in providing education and training in road safety.”
For more information contact MRSS on 01952 607187 or visit: www.mrss-uk.com