Dieter Speiser wins TISPOL award

Published Sun, 14/10/2018 - 08:09

Congratulations to Dieter Speiser, who has won a TISPOL President's award fror his ounstanding contribution to road safety.

His citation is as follows:

The federal state of The federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Federal Republic of Germany, would like to nominate Senior Chief Inspector Dieter Speiser, born on August 13th, 1954, for the annual Roads Policing Award 2018.    Mr. Speiser is the head of the center for coordination and development of road traffic accident prevention at the Baden-Württemberg State Bureau of Criminal Investigation. He is the supervisor of a staff of eight men and women.    Mr. Speiser’s team is responsible for the following tasks:    developing/coordinating/supervising traffic accident prevention projects quality management and evaluation planning and organizing events development and design of web pages for the intranet/internet and social media networks.    For 26 years now Mr. Speiser has been the expert point of contact within the Baden-Wuerttemberg police and for all partners of the “GIB ACHT IM VERKEHR” (Pay-attention-to-traffic) network. Together with his team, he develops, manages and publishes prevention topics and coordinates statewide projects, activities and events.    Under his supervision numerous information and education media on road traffic safety such as posters, flyers, brochures and video clips have been produced, printed and made available to the public throughout the state during this timeframe.    Some of these projects and media have been adopted by other German federal states and even other European countries to work with in the field of road traffic safety.    The following two projects/campaigns can be cited as an example:    He initiated the campaign for bicycle helmets “Schütze Dein BESTES” (protectthe best you have) which is run for high school students in 6thgrade (www.schuetze-dein-bestes.de). The goal of this campaign is to point out to children and adolescents the efficiency of helmets in terms of protection. In 2012 this project was awarded the “Der Rote Ritter 2012” (The Red Knight 2012) prevention prize by the “Aktion Kinderunfallhilfe e. V.” (help for children involved in traffic accidents association). He initiated and co-founded the pedagogical theater project called “Das kleine Zebra” (the little zebra) which teaches 5 to 7 year old children the correct behavior in road traffic. cf.: https://gib-acht-im-verkehr.de/0002_verkehrssicherheit/0002a_kinder/kinder_schulweg_zebratheater.htm In 2014 this project was awarded the “Der Rote Ritter 2014” road traffic accident prevention prize by the “Aktion Kinderunfallhilfe e. V” in the Federal Republic of Germany.      As early as 1992, Mr. Dieter Speiser was the co-founder of the “GIB ACHT IM VERKEHR” road traffic safety campaign which is unique in Germany. This is a network of different ministries, associations and institutions for the prevention of traffic accidents. The goal of this network is to reduce the number of accidents as well as the number of victims of accidents.    What distinguishes Mr. Dieter Speiser as a person is his excellent professional and passionate dedication to road traffic safety in Baden-Wuerttemberg.    Both as an actor in front of an audience of children in the “Little Zebra” project and as an expert lecturer in front of other experts, he has succeeded in educating and convincing people of all ages on/of effective actions in road traffic safety work for over 30 years now.    This illustrates that Mr. Speiser’s activities for road traffic safety are characterized by great expertise and a visionary concept development which goes far beyond common police work.    His concept and goal-oriented attitude which make him consider road traffic accident prevention tasks an obligation, in conjunction with the aim not to let people become victims of traffic accidents, make his commitment so very unique.    With his expertise, Mr. Speiser has therefore rendered outstanding services to the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the improvement of road traffic safety. Thus he decisively contributed to conveying a positive image of the police to the public.    Besides his job as a police officer Mr. Speiser is a highly committed volunteer and active member of several associations such as the Kreisverkehrswacht (district Associationfor the Prevention of Traffic Accidents) and a sports club.    Attached you will find several different visual impressions as well as a hyperlink to an interview with Mr. Speiser concerning the topic of “Distractions in Road Traffic”.    I would be very obliged if Mr. Speiser was nominated for the TISPOL Roads Policing Award.      Sincerely yours,    Andreas Bjedov  Senior Chief Superintendent, Federal Republic of Germany, would like to nominate Senior Chief Inspector Dieter Speiser, born on August 13th, 1954, for the annual Roads Policing Award 2018.    Mr. Speiser is the head of the center for coordination and development of road traffic accident prevention at the Baden-Württemberg State Bureau of Criminal Investigation. He is the supervisor of a staff of eight men and women.    Mr. Speiser’s team is responsible for the following tasks:    developing/coordinating/supervising traffic accident prevention projects quality management and evaluation planning and organizing events development and design of web pages for the intranet/internet and social media networks.    For 26 years now Mr. Speiser has been the expert point of contact within the Baden-Wuerttemberg police and for all partners of the “GIB ACHT IM VERKEHR” (Pay-attention-to-traffic) network. Together with his team, he develops, manages and publishes prevention topics and coordinates statewide projects, activities and events.    Under his supervision numerous information and education media on road traffic safety such as posters, flyers, brochures and video clips have been produced, printed and made available to the public throughout the state during this timeframe.    Some of these projects and media have been adopted by other German federal states and even other European countries to work with in the field of road traffic safety.    The following two projects/campaigns can be cited as an example:    He initiated the campaign for bicycle helmets “Schütze Dein BESTES” (protectthe best you have) which is run for high school students in 6thgrade (www.schuetze-dein-bestes.de). The goal of this campaign is to point out to children and adolescents the efficiency of helmets in terms of protection. In 2012 this project was awarded the “Der Rote Ritter 2012” (The Red Knight 2012) prevention prize by the “Aktion Kinderunfallhilfe e. V.” (help for children involved in traffic accidents association). He initiated and co-founded the pedagogical theater project called “Das kleine Zebra” (the little zebra) which teaches 5 to 7 year old children the correct behavior in road traffic. cf.: https://gib-acht-im-verkehr.de/0002_verkehrssicherheit/0002a_kinder/kinder_schulweg_zebratheater.htm In 2014 this project was awarded the “Der Rote Ritter 2014” road traffic accident prevention prize by the “Aktion Kinderunfallhilfe e. V” in the Federal Republic of Germany.      As early as 1992, Mr. Dieter Speiser was the co-founder of the “GIB ACHT IM VERKEHR” road traffic safety campaign which is unique in Germany. This is a network of different ministries, associations and institutions for the prevention of traffic accidents. The goal of this network is to reduce the number of accidents as well as the number of victims of accidents.    What distinguishes Mr. Dieter Speiser as a person is his excellent professional and passionate dedication to road traffic safety in Baden-Wuerttemberg.    Both as an actor in front of an audience of children in the “Little Zebra” project and as an expert lecturer in front of other experts, he has succeeded in educating and convincing people of all ages on/of effective actions in road traffic safety work for over 30 years now.    This illustrates that Mr. Speiser’s activities for road traffic safety are characterized by great expertise and a visionary concept development which goes far beyond common police work.    His concept and goal-oriented attitude which make him consider road traffic accident prevention tasks an obligation, in conjunction with the aim not to let people become victims of traffic accidents, make his commitment so very unique.    With his expertise, Mr. Speiser has therefore rendered outstanding services to the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the improvement of road traffic safety. Thus he decisively contributed to conveying a positive image of the police to the public.    Besides his job as a police officer Mr. Speiser is a highly committed volunteer and active member of several associations such as the Kreisverkehrswacht (district Associationfor the Prevention of Traffic Accidents) and a sports club.    Attached you will find several different visual impressions as well as a hyperlink to an interview with Mr. Speiser concerning the topic of “Distractions in Road Traffic”.    I would be very obliged if Mr. Speiser was nominated for the TISPOL Roads Policing Award.      Sincerely yours,    Andreas Bjedov  Senior Chief Superintendent