The Founding Chairman of ITS (UK)’s Enforcement Interest Group, Trevor Ellis, has stepped down from the role after 18 years.
He is replaced by Geoff Collins of Jenoptik, who was previously Honorary Secretary of the Interest Group. That role will now be fulfilled by John Jones.
“I have been involved with the ITS UK Enforcement Interest Group for well over a decade now, so I’m delighted to be able to step into chair’s role, replacing Trevor who has done a fantastic job over many years,” said Geoff Collins. “I will be supported by John Jones of Atkins, as the Hon Sec who also has a wealth of relevant experience across the ITS and enforcement sectors. With new technologies, operational models and an ever changing political backdrop, there are interesting times ahead for the group.”
Trevor Ellis added: “When the Enforcement Interest Group was formed 18 years ago, wet film speed cameras were just coming in, and traffic casualties were at a level that would be regarded as completely unacceptable now. Today the UK has some of the safest roads in Europe, and I like to think the group has played a small part in this. The group has a wide remit, covering all forms of technology used in compliance to traffic regulations.
“The group has grown to become one of the largest and most active ITS UK interest groups, and I am sure it will continue to grow and prosper under the chairmanship of Geoff.”
ITS (UK) believes that enforcement makes a major contribution to road safety, a view that is backed up by statistics, one example being the significant reduction in numbers killed or seriously injured since the average speed cameras were introduced on the A9 in Scotland.
The changes were made at the EIG meeting held jointly with ITS Ireland in Dublin.
Photo shows ITS (UK) President Steven Norris (left) and Geoff Collins