Last week I had the pleasure of a quick visit to Budapest in Hungary to help facilitate a meeting between the association for Hungarian driving instructors & schools and the Hungarian National Transport Authority.
Month: April 2015
I thought at this General Election, rather than decide which party to vote for on the basis of my past voting loyalties or my belief in which party would best manage the economy for me and mine or even which one looked to me to be the best bet for the nation as a whole. I had decided that this time, I would vote for the party that offers the best deal on road safety – the party that cares most about death and serious injury on our roads particularly amongst new young drivers. The last reported figures showed that in the year ending September 2014 (latest available figures) there were 1,760 reported road fatalities, the KSIs were 24,360 and the total number of casualties 192,910.
Lots of anniversaries are being celebrated around now. The MSA has just celebrated 80 years of service to the industry at the association’s recent very successful conference. We did not spent a huge amount of time looking back but, with half an eye on the past and always trying to learn the lessons history teaches us, the conference was all about the future.
In the wide-ranging coverage of the event in the April issue of Newslink you can get a great flavour of the event but why not make a note in your diary for next year’s conference date: Saturday, 12 March 2016.
Every day is a learning day. I had a call today from, an MSA member who is having some problems with his ADI registration he is not currently working in the driver training field and he is struggling to fulfil the requirement to attend for a standards check.
During our conversation he said to me “I’m not that bothered about staying on the ADI register it is hardly the apotheosis of my life.”