Blue Light Aware team ‘thrilled’ by levels of support for video
MAKERS OF the new Blue Light Aware video have said they are ‘thrilled’ by the level of support gained in the run-up to releasing the video to the public. The video follows months of careful planning and consultation involving input from more than 100 representatives of the emergency services and road safety organisations.
Deputy Chief Constable Ian Shannon of North Wales Police is the lead on Police Driver Training for the Association of Chief Police Officers. He was happy to endorse the video, saying: “This video is a useful educational tool to assist drivers to respond appropriately and safely to emergency service vehicles responding to calls for help from the public.”
Other positive comments have come from a wide range of organisations:
First class and professional. It is well shot clear and edited very well. In many respects in my opinion it is well overdue as recently we have been discussing this issue with some of our local ADI drive trainers as this is not actually a competency for learner drivers, which no doubt has prompted your work! Well done.
Gareth Morgan, South Wales Police and Chairman of National Blue Light Users Conference
I have reviewed the footage and feel this can only add to the information already out there regarding how to act when confronted with a blue light situation. In fact it supports the information we have given to those ADIs in the treatment group for the ADI Trial we are currently running.
Paul Hebling, Assistant Chief Driving Examiner, DSA
This production is excellent and provides a great message. Well done.
Sgt Paul Sochon, Kent Police
It’s a good common-sense approach video.
Susan Storch, Dyfed Powys Police
I think for a 5 minute awareness video it hits the mark well. The bus lane and traffic light one is always a grey area and one which requires a common sense approach which the courts by all accounts fail to have when tested so therefore your advice is sound. Well done, you put a lot of hard work into this and it shows.
Frank Johnstone, Norfolk Fire and Rescue
We think the video is very good.
Robert Thomson, Central Scotland Fire and Rescue
Overall, very good.
Kevin Day, West Midlands Fire and Rescue
Overall this film is very good, congratulations.
John Lepine, Motor Schools Association
A fine effort.
Ian Grant, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue
It is a good source of information and we feel it may be a good thing to include showing this video when a person sits the theory test, that way we are getting people from the start of their driving career, as this will be shown from time to time it will serve as a refresher.
Adrian Garner, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue
Overall in my opinion it is very good and should be of great benefit to other road users. I very much like the calming influence in the video. Well done.
Chris Harrison, Cornwall Fire and Rescue
This looks good to me. It will be a really good training aid for us as well as for the general public.
Jon Porter, South Central Ambulance
Informative and good advice.
John Mapstone, Avon and Somerset Police
I’ve watched it several times now and I thought it was very good.
Simon Macartney, South East Coast Ambulance