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TISPOL honours former President Aidan Reid at annual awards ceremony
Published Wed, 04/10/2017 - 12:16
FORMER TISPOL President Aidan Reid has received a TISPOL Award for his outstanding contribution to road safety. Chief Superintendent Reid, who is a lead for Ireland’s Garda Traffic Corps, was commended for his dedication, commitment, energy and enthusiasm during a career dedicated to saving lives on the roads.
The award was made by current TISPOL President Paolo Cestra on Tuesday 3 October during the TISPOL 2017 Road Safety Conference in Manchester.
Commending Aidan Reid, TISPOL General Secretary Ruth Purdie said: “His commitment to sharing good practice across Europe has been immense, and he has also succeeded in opening many high-level doors in Brussels. The impact of his efforts will resonate through European road safety and policing for many years. He is a worthy winner and we thank him for all he has done.”
Aidan Reid stressed the importance of teamwork in delivering safer roads. “This is a great accolade but It is not for me alone. I dedicate it to everyone who shares our values and commits to being part of our team.
“There are no easy answers in road safety, and there is no single organisation that can deliver great results. It is truly a team effort, and on behalf our remarkable TISPOL team, I am delighted to accept this away.”
Aidan Reid was one of three award recipients. The others were Theo Bons, from the Central Infrastructure of the Dutch National Police and TISPOL Finance Director Patricia Holdsworth.
Picture shows Aidan Reid, (centre) with Paolo Cestra (left) and Koen Ricour, another former TISPOL President (right)