TV company seeks help with documentary
A television production company is seeking help in producing a public service documentary exploring the consequences of drink driving.
Tiger Aspect Productions has been given an opportunity by Channel 4 to develop the documentary which will feature hard-hitting personal case studies. In particular the programme hopes to focus on someone that's being prosecuted for drink driving where a fatality may be involved.
The company aims to 'make a brave film detailing the process from all sides, one that will serve as a cautionary tale about the ramifications of ignoring road safety'.
The key to making the documentary is finding an appropriate case to film, and Tiger Aspect is asking RSOs to put forward any potentially suitable cases that they know of - in particular cases that are still ongoing. For example, someone who has been charged and awaits his/her sentencing trial.
For more information about Tiger Aspect go to: www.tigeraspect.co.uk .
Or for further information contact Zara Hayes on 0207 434 6766, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IHT invites award entries
The IHT is inviting entry for its 2007 Road Safety Award, which will be presented at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich on 7 June.
The annual IHT Awards aim to celebrate and reward the good work taking place in the highways and transportation sector, and to promote this professionalism and best practice to a wider industry audience.
The closing date for entries is 31 January 2007.
Click here to download an entry form, or contact Daniel Isichei on 020 7391 9961, or Daniel.Isichei@iht.org .
York publishes national standard dates
York City Council has published the dates for national standard cycle instructor courses to be held in the city during 2007.
The four day courses will start on 22 January, 2 April, 23 July and 22 October.
As in previous years, York will also provide bespoke courses for local authorities in their own area and adjust the four day timetable as required.
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Living Streets to host walking workshops
Living Streets is organising a series of Walkability workshops during February 2007 to explain how to organise a Walkability audit.
Walkability is about improving places where people live, work, visit, study, shop and play. The walkability audit approach can be applied to a whole community or town centre - or to specific streets or facilities such as schools, hospitals, workplaces, shops, parks and leisure centres. The audit can help secure funding to improve residential and business districts, education, health, work and leisure facilities and transport hubs.
The workshops will take place in Sheffield (6 Feb), Preston (8 Feb). London (27 Feb) and Wolverhampton (28 Feb).
Click here to download a booking form, or contact Living Streets on firstname.lastname@example.org
Cameras lead to 37,000 fines
Nearly 37,000 tickets have been issued to motorists since fixed safety cameras were introduced in Northern Ireland in 2003, the police have said.
There are five fixed camera sites and a new one is planned between Bangor and Belfast. Mobile camera units are also used in a number of areas.
For the full story go to: http://news.bbc.co.uk.
'Blind' man took over from drunk driver
A virtually blind New Zealand man has been banned from driving after taking the wheel from a drink driver.
Te Aute Matuakore Collier, 29, from Hamilton, was guided by a drunk passenger but crashed into a wall, reports Stuff.co.nz.
Collier, who has just 5% sight, admitted a charge of reckless driving when he appeared in the Hamilton District Court.
He had been in the back of the car when he told the driver to pull over so he could drive because both the driver and front-seat passenger were drunk. The front-seat passenger helped steer the car and both passengers told Collier to turn into a supermarket car park. Collier told police he just wanted to park the vehicle and get it off the road - but he missed the entrance and hit a wall.
He was disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to pay court costs.
For the full story go to: http://www.ananova.com