Emergency service vehicle training pulled from debate
Saturday 2nd February 2013, 4:00PM GMT.
A REPORT allowing emergency service drivers to break the speed limit for training reaccreditation was pulled from yesterday’s debate following a raft of criticism from safety-concerned deputies.
Home Department minister Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, pictured, said the report – which would have also removed a requirement for vehicles to sound sirens at appropriate times – would help ensure drivers’ capability to use local roads was monitored.
‘Guernsey is the only jurisdiction that is not able to train and test driver-capability in roads they are expected to use,’ he said.
He stressed that no initial driver training would be undertaken on island.
But Deputy Barry Brehaut criticised the report for both its timing and its lack of detail.