Road safety scheme nominated for top national award

Lorne Green Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner
Lorne Green Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner

A hard-hitting road safety campaign aimed at Norfolk’s young drivers has been nominated for a national award.

The Impact initiative has been seen by hundreds of students since it was launched by the county’s police and crime commissioner, Lorne Green, last November.

Now, it has been shortlisted for the best partnership scheme category at the FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards, which will be presented next month.

Mr Green said: “Impact simply would not be the success it is today without the hard work and commitment from all the partner agencies involved.

“Impact is all about teamwork and it is wonderful news we have received such national recognition.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in delivering Impact across the county. Long may it continue to thrive.”

The scheme features a presentation by Thomas Semmons, who himself was seriously injured when he lost control of his car last summer.

The presentations also include a practical demonstration of what emergency crews have to do in order to free someone from a vehicle that has been damaged in a collision.