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Helping to ensure the people of Pembrokeshire are safe using our roads is absolutely paramount – and that’s exactly what driving instructor Mark Jempson has won an award for.

Mark, who collaborates with the Authority on many schemes, has won a national Road Safety Wales Award for his dedication to Road Safety in Pembrokeshire.

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He has been an Approved Driving Instructor and Fleet Driver Trainer since 2012 and teaches learner drivers, coaches full licence holders and runs classroom based courses and enjoys every aspect of his job.

Since qualifying as an Approved Driving Instructor, Mark has been a huge asset to Pembrokeshire County Council’s road safety team.

The Road Safety Wales Awards recognise individuals, groups and organisations that have made a real commitment to road safety, above and beyond what would normally be expected of them.

Each year, road safety professionals from across Wales have the opportunity to nominate deserving people to receive an award; those that have demonstrated excellent road safety practice, created innovative projects or made a personal contribution to keeping other people safe on the roads.

Originally from Sussex, Mark and his wife moved to Pembrokeshire in 2007. He said: “I love everything about my job. It’s so varied and I never realised how many different facets of the role I would find myself involved with. I am really honoured to receive this award and proud to receive recognition for something which I am passionate about.”

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Kirstie Donoghue, Road Safety Officer: “Mark has been fantastic for Pembrokeshire’s Road Safety Team and the wider driving community in Pembrokeshire. He has such a vast range of driving awareness and knowledge and is a huge asset and a very valued Road Safety Partner.

“He fully deserves this award for his commitment and the team at Road Safety Pembrokeshire congratulate Mark on his accolade.”

Over the last decade, Mark has been heavily involved in producing and delivering many of our Road Safety programmes in Pembrokeshire. They include the Mature Driver Scheme (65+) and the Pass Plus Cymru (17 -25) course.

(Lead image: Pembrokeshire Council)

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