Global enforcement expert scoops top
award for life-long commitment
to reducing road deaths
One of the world’s leading experts in speed enforcement technology has received a top award in the USA for dedicating his career to fighting road crime.
Trevor Hall, Manager Director of not-for-profit company Road Safety Support, was presented with the J. Stannard Baker* Lifetime Achievement in Highway Safety Award by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
Trevor first became involved in the operation of speed cameras in the 1990s, as an Essex Police constable, when the technology was in its infancy in the United Kingdom.
He was involved in setting up one of the UK’s first ever safety camera partnerships in Essex in 1999, and has worked in the development and deployment of speed and red light cameras ever since.
He formed Road Safety Support in 2007, and since then has supported police forces and highway authorities in 27 countries across the world. He has assisted authorities in deploying speed enforcement devices effectively and has worked on many wider road safety projects designed to reduce deaths and injuries on the roads.
Since the 1990s, speed cameras have helped to significantly reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured in road collisions.
Trevor said: “It’s such an honour to receive this award and to be recognised for my work in this way. I’ve dedicated my career to road crime reduction because road crashes are a major cause of death and injury worldwide, and the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5–29 years.
“Every single year, around 1.3 million people die as a result of road crashes and 20 - 50 million are injured. Technology plays a vital role in reducing this widespread suffering.”
Road Safety Support Chairman, Meredydd Hughes, said: “We were delighted to learn that Trevor’s lifetime of work had been recognised and celebrated by the IACP.
“Internationally, he is known as the expert in enforcement, and his advice has been requested and acted on in projects across every inhabited continent of the world. This award rightly reflects his commitment and skills.
"Many people are alive today because of his work, and all of us at RSS are proud to be his friends and colleagues”.
*J. Stannard Baker was Director of Research at the North Western Traffic Institute. He was known as “the father of accident investigation” for his ground-breaking work developing techniques for traffic collision investigation. His book, Traffic Accident Investigation Manual, was the world standard through eight editions.