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13 July 2018
The consultation has been cautiously welcomed by West Midlands Police Federation’s deputy secretary Tim Rogers, the national Federation lead on pursuits, who has been campaigning for better legal protection for police and other emergency service drivers and wants the law to reflect their training and skills.
Tim explained: “It is unacceptable to have officers trained to drive in a way that exposes them to prosecution merely for doing the job the public expect of them.”
He added: “This has been an issue we have been campaigning on now for seven years and, although it is a positive step that the Government has finally agreed that a legislation change is required, it must now act quickly to prevent more officers suffering unnecessary, and often mendacious, prosecutions.
“It is crucial we protect the people who protect us and give them the confidence to be able to do their jobs and keep the public safe.”