On Friday 24th November, The Woodside Group were officially recognised for their contribution to helping improve safety on the Northern Ireland roads at Northern Ireland’s Road Safety Awards 2017.
The Ballyclare based business has taken considerable steps to integrate the latest technology into their Motorfreight fleet and winning the prestigious Large Goods Vehicle Award demonstrates the business’ continued commitment to innovation and safety.
Speaking of the business’ success, Tim Woodside, Director said “We have invested in the latest technology including blind spot sensors, surround cameras, audible warning systems, collision warning and emergency braking systems. Our aim is to keep pedestrians, cyclists, other drivers and our employees safe. Receiving this award is recognition of the efforts that we go to in making safety a priority within our business”.
The awards, now in their third year, are organised by Road Safe NI and sponsored by leading accident management specialist, CRASH Services. A total of 16 awards were presented at a lunchtime event attended by more than 120 specially invited guests at Cultra Manor, Holywood, Co. Down.
Davy Jackson from Road Safe NI said “We had a fantastic response to the awards again, with a record number of entries. We are delighted to play our part in recognising those who go the extra mile to promote road safety. The winning entries really stood out for their commitment over a long period of time and for delivering innovative projects.
“There is so much good work going on across our schools, local communities, emergency services and businesses. The award winners are an inspiration to others and there is no question their efforts are saving lives on the road.
Tony McKeown, Sales & Marketing Director at CRASH Services, said: “As a business with close connections to road users we are honoured to support the NI Road Safety Awards once again. We congratulate everyone for their extraordinary commitment to road safety.
Video showing the safety technology at the Woodside Group can be viewed here