First ceremony for award in memory of hit-run victim.
Byline: Ben Eccleston News Reporter email@example.com
A NATIONAL award named after a Bedworth student killed in a hit-andrun has been presented for the very first time.
The Sean Morley Memorial Award has been created by the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO).
Sean, a 20-year-old student at Aberystwyth University, died in September 2012 while crossing the A444 as he walked home after a night out in Nuneaton.
His family were approached by Dr Lucy Rackliff, a lecturer at Aston University in transport and logistics and chairman of AIRSO, to run the award.
It is awarded to graduates who bring new ideas to road safety through areas such as road design, car design, traffic management and driver consideration.
The winner of the award was Dominic Russell, who submitted his work on the Evaluation of In-Vehicle Navigation Systems for the Older Driver.
He identified the concerns and potential solutions to helping drivers use navigation systems safely.
The award was presented at a ceremony in Cardiff.
Sean's mum Kerry said: "This is a great opportunity to continue Sean's name and continue raising awareness of road safety, whilst being a unique opportunity for students to make positive changes in front of an audience of potential employers.
"It was quite an emotional ceremony with a lot of Sean's family present."
The runners-up prize went to Marcus Hunter for his work on Should the UK Government Introduce Graduated Driver Licences?. Joint third was Adam Folwell with Cycle Safe - Integrated Safety System for... Users of the London Cycle Hire Scheme and Hannah Broadbent's The Effects of Music Tempo on Cognitive Processing of Time Dependent Information.
AIRSO has confirmed that the Sean Morley Memorial AIRSO Award will be sponsored by learning and development company TTC Group for 2016. For more details visit www.airso.org.uk
Hit-and-run victim Sean Morley is remembered |through a national road safety award