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Public invited to contribute to Police Road Death Investigation Policy

8 August 2012

The public has been asked to have their say in the way police investigate road deaths in England and Wales.

The Association of Chief Police Officers is calling on the public to help shape police policy involving road death investigations.

A consultation will focus on police standards when responding, reporting and investigating road traffic collisions, and will influence an agreed policy and guidance published by ACPO.

ACPO’s last review of its Road Death Investigation Manual (RDIM) was carried out in 2007.

Assistant Chief Constable Sean White, ACPO lead for the investigation of fatal and life changing road collisions across England and Wales, said:

“The police service is committed to preventing and reducing the loss of life or serious injury on our roads. Long-term trends indicate that together with other agencies we are achieving that ambition. However, in 2011 in England and Wales, on average five people still lost their lives on our roads every day, 63 people sustained serious injuries and hundreds of others suffered other injuries.”


The consultation is open until 7th September 2012 and comments can be made by filling out a consultation form via the Cleveland Police website, or by writing to ACC Sean White via Cleveland Police Headquarters, PO Box 70, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS8 9EH.

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