Following criticism last month of the Police investigation in the Copeland fatal road traffic incident, fresh criticism has been levied at both local authorities and police regarding off road activities and events. Gordon Lennon died when the 4×4 he was a passenger in collided with an electricity pole during an off road driving event on a private estate. In his determination, Sheriff MacFadyen has urged the local authority to consider whether off road driving activities should be licenced. Equally, the Police have been urged to review their approach to off road incidents not currently the subject of road traffic legislation to ensure that evidence is appropriately obtained and preserved.
A fresh approach to the regulation of occupational road risk can’t be too far away.
On February 22, 2012