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Neil Cunliffe awarded OBE for services to road safety

Monday 4th January 2010

Neil Cunliffe, Lancashire’s road safety group manager, has been awarded an OBE in recognition for his services to road safety.

The OBE is Neil’s second prestigious award in the past few weeks - in December 2009 he received a Prince Michael of Kent Road Safety Award. 

Neil said: “It was an honour to receive the first award from Prince Michael of Kent but to receive an OBE as well is just unbelievable.

“I have been incredibly fortunate to work with probably one of the best teams in the country who are dedicated to saving lives.

“The UK has some of the best road safety specialists in the world and again I have been privileged to work with many of these people. 

"I have to thank Lancashire County Council who have always enabled me to deliver innovative and new concepts."

Neil started working for Lancashire County Council in 1972. During this time he became qualified and then lectured at Manchester Metropolitan University on local government studies, sat on a number of local, national and international working groups and currently chairs the national strategic development board for referral courses.

During Neil’s time Lancashire’s road safety group has won six international awards for various projects and courses.

Councillor Janice Hanson, a former cabinet member with responsibility for road safety, said: “Neil has worked tirelessly for almost 40 years to make Lancashire’s roads safer and he thoroughly deserves his OBE.”


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Congratulations Neil from your colleagues at the Driving Standards Agency. Your energy and enthusiasm for your subject is admired by all who are fortunate enough to work with you. A well deserved recognition of a life dedicated to road safety.
Jim Lynch, Deputy Head of Learning Materials (DSA).

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Congratulations Neil, from all at Colan Ltd.
Jenny Newman, Colan Ltd

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Congratulations Neil. This is a well deserved recognition of the work you have done over many years to contribute to casualty reduction. Always keen to help others, and to share your knowledge and lengthy experience. Well done.
Alan Kennedy, Chairman RSGB

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Congratulations Neil, from everyone at the Cambridgeshire Councty Council Road Safety Team. Very well deserved.
Ann Marie Bailey, Cambridgeshire

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Congratulations Neil, I'm delighted to hear this News.
Brian Hogarth, Road Safety GB

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Well deserved award to someone who has made a great contribution to road safety and is always happy to share good pratice.
Bill Smith dbda

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