Come to our mock trial!
We are so excited to be taking part in the mock trial organised by Wirral Council’s Safer Roads Team. Our very own Merseyside Road Safety Partnership Coordinator will be playing the part of Transport Manager, and we’re keen to see her on the stand!
We’d love to see you there!
The Trial Scenario
A driver from Acme Refrigeration, a local refrigeration servicing company, was travelling from Heswall to repair a unit in Chester. On his journey the driver was involved in a collision after trying to overtake a tractor and trailer on a narrow section of road. The subsequent police enquiry highlights several key areas where the company appears not to have fulfilled its duty of care obligations and the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) decide to prosecute. The failings highlighted by the police, known as aggravating factors, are reported in Court and consequently make the situation far worse for the employer, and the penalties more severe.
Throughout the mock trial we will look at and examine:
- what caused the road traffic collision;
- why poor company procedures made it worse;
- how failings by senior management to manage company policy and procedures were used against them in court;
- what the penalties would likely be for both the driver and the employer.
To book a free place for the session please: