MATLOCK: Safety campaigner scoops award

Bill Storey with his award and Kevin Knight, Matlock group chairman
Bill Storey with his award and Kevin Knight, Matlock group chairman

Derbyshire road safety campaigner Bill Storey has been awarded one of the country’s most prestigious honours for his long and tireless efforts to improve driving standards.

Derbyshire road safety campaigner Bill Storey has been awarded one of the country’s most prestigious honours for his long and tireless efforts to improve driving standards.

Retired police officer Bill of Wye Bank, Bakewell, has been presented with the Fred Welch Rosebowl by the Institute of Advanced Motorists for his outstanding work in furthering the aims of the IAM, the UK’s leading road safety charity, which is dedicated to saving life by improving the driving and riding skills of all road-users.

Bill, a former Derbyshire police class 1 driver and motorcyclist, helped to establish the local group of the IAM, now the Matlock (Derwent and Hope Valleys) group in 1985. He has been the group secretary since 1990, is its Chief Observer and has helped prepare 60 associate members for the advanced driving test – only one of whom failed the test at the first attempt.

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

Pictured: Bill Storey with his award and Kevin Knight, chairman of Matlock IAM group.