Top award for road safety campaigner

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A ROAD safety campaigner has received national recognition for his efforts to improve driving standards in Derbyshire.

Retired police officer Bill Storey, from Wye Bank, Bakewell, has been presented with the Fred Welch Rosebowl by the Institute of Advanced Motorists for his work in saving lives by improving driving and riding skills.

Bill, a former police driver and motorcyclist, helped to establish a the local group of the Institute of Advanced Motorists for Matlock, Derwent and Hope Valley in 1985.

He has been the group secretary since 1990, is its Chief Observer, and has helped to prepare 60 members for their advanced driving test.

He was nominated for the award for his tireless enthusiasm for improving driving standards.

The trophy presentation was made at the Institute’s annual conference at The University of Warwick.

Bill said his award was ‘a great honour for the whole group’.

He added: “A lot of people work very long and hard for the Matlock group. I just happen to have been a member for longer than most.”