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  1. https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2021-10-11/send-him-out-the-way-he-loved-convoy-of-trucks-in-tribute-to-a303-crash-victim @rreschran @mushspeed
  2. Today our thoughts are with Tom Watson's family, friends and colleagues. Rest easy Tom. RD Avery
  3. Bit of good news! After six years of hard work bringing the dangers unprotected road operators to the attention of the government. A small achievement update in the UK Highway Code has happened. Thank you to Highways England and all the people supporting Slow Down Move Over UK @mushspeed https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/motorways-253-to-273#:~:text=Rule 264,or in an emergency area. Rule 264 Keep in the left lane unless overtaking. If you are overtaking, you should return to the left lane when it is safe to do so (see also Rules 267 and 268). Be aware of emergency services, traffic officers, recovery workers and other people or vehicles stopped on the hard shoulder or in an emergency area. If you are driving in the left lane, and it is safe to do so, you should move into the adjacent lane to create more space between your vehicle and the people and stopped vehicles.
  4. Bit of good news! After six years of hard work bringing the dangers unprotected road operators to the attention of the government. A small achievement update in the UK Highway Code has happened. Thank you to Highways England and all the people supporting Slow Down Move Over UK @mushspeed https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/motorways-253-to-273#:~:text=Rule 264,or in an emergency area. Rule 264 Keep in the left lane unless overtaking. If you are overtaking, you should return to the left lane when it is safe to do so (see also Rules 267 and 268). Be aware of emergency services, traffic officers, recovery workers and other people or vehicles stopped on the hard shoulder or in an emergency area. If you are driving in the left lane, and it is safe to do so, you should move into the adjacent lane to create more space between your vehicle and the people and stopped vehicles.
  5. In memory of Tom Watson Please click on the link and give what you can. Thank you in advance https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-tom-watson?fbclid=IwAR3x0vfhhqvu7ylhyL5I5C5zFPyAjO-oogDs_sJi8obIxicTetjznoRjm5A RD Avery Ltd is organising this fundraising appeal on behalf of Emma Watson. On Wednesday 25th August 2021 we tragically lost a member of staff when his slidebed was involved in an accident whilst undertaking a recovery on the A303. As well as Tom, two other people lost their lives. Tom was a highly valued colleague and friend and brought a smile and sunshine to everyone he met. He loved his job and helping people and was a truly exceptional person. It was an honour to have known him and have had him as part of the RD Avery Recovery family. We have been inundated with support from within the Recovery Industry and beyond, many of you wishing to donate to help Tom’s wife as she moves through this next period and with the costs that will inevitably come her way with funeral and general living expenses. After checking with her, we have decided to setup this page to enable you to do just that. Thank you for whatever you can give, it is much appreciated and everything will go straight to Tom’s wife. Tom we will never forget you. Rest in Peace.
  6. https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2021-08-31/tributes-paid-and-calls-for-better-breakdown-safety-after-three-killed-in-crash?fbclid=IwAR2SS-Mzwvs9wIZa6G8-U5SvffBN_k2G_qkmB4bN-_TToBHlXMVCVNE34pI
  7. Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after three people sadly died in a collision on the A303 yesterday (August 25) near Andover. Police were called just after 8.40am to a report of a collision involving a Vauxhall Astra, a Mercedes food delivery van, a HGV and a DAF recovery truck. Sadly, three people, all from separate vehicles, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their families have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. The HGV driver, a 38-year-old man from Donnington, Shropshire, was arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while unfit through drugs and causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released under investigation while our enquiries continue. We are keen to hear from anyone who may be able to assist with our investigation into the circumstances of the collision. Senior Investigating officer DC Cate Paling said: "We are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision, or the moments leading up to it, particularly anyone with dash cam footage. "In the immediate moments after the collision, a small white car with a black roof passed the scene and we believe they may be an important witness who we wish to speak with. "Anyone who can assist our enquiries should call 101, quoting the reference 44210338980." A post from RD Avery about the accident: It is with utmost sadness that we confirm the tragic loss of a staff member whilst on duty yesterday (25.8.21). Tom was a highly valued colleague and friend and brought a smile and sunshine to everyone he met. He loved his job and helping people and was a truly exceptional person. It was an honour to have known him and have had him as part of the Avery family. Needless to say, the entire team are devastated but our immediate thoughts are with his wife and family and all those directly affected by the incident. Thank you to so many of you who have already expressed your support – customers and industry partners alike – it truly is appreciated and means a lot. Tom will be sorely missed but will always be remembered. Rest in Peace Tom. @mushspeed
  8. A new dedicated high-quality publication for the vehicle recovery industry and associated sectors, featuring the latest innovations, industry news, interviews, technical and operator features, including a look at some of the most respected names in the industry and expert analysis of all the key issues relevant to this fascinating and diverse sector. On Scene is a quarterly title with accurate and well-informed articles supported by high-quality imagery, showcasing the vehicles and equipment that are core to heavy recovery operators' fleets as well as the skills, knowledge and experience of the professionals that work long hours - often in the most difficult of circumstances - to provide a huge range of essential services to other road users and our wider society. These unsung heroes are the 'go-to' option when things go wrong, sorting others' problems out 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Roadside assistance has been an essential service for generations of road users, mirroring the development of the internal combustion engine itself and, more recently, offering the skills and support services required for new and emerging forms of vehicle propulsion. The range of services the industry provides to its customers continues to expand, spanning everything from simple roadside repairs to co-ordinated heavy recovery operations using some of the most sophisticated equipment in the world. The diverse nature of the industry provides huge scope for a quality publication to highlight every aspect of today's recovery operations. At one end, the biggest, most impressive recovery vehicles that can rescue the heaviest commercial vehicles from the most desperate situations, with highly sophisticated rotator cranes mounted on four and five-axle chassis, multiple winches and a host of other features, invariably presented in their owner's bespoke livery, are a natural subject for the kind of superb photography and well-written informative text our articles provide. Such equipment is often designed and built with considerable input from the end user based on years of operational experience, with owners quite rightly taking great pride in their equipment, their combined achievements and the generations of hard work they and their loyal staff have provided. At the other end of the scale, while smaller, more modest recovery vehicle operations are often overlooked by some, we recognise that the smaller kit is out every day, providing an equally critical rescue and recovery role and earning its keep for the operator. And the increasing level of sophistication in these lighter recovery vehicles is every bit as fascinating as in bigger ones - which is why we intend to cover this part of the industry just as fully in every edition of the magazine. Produced by Nimble Publishing Ltd, On Scene is written and produced by a dedicated team with a reputation for producing innovative, technically accurate, eye-catching and high-quality publications in the form of its two sister titles, HeavyTorque and Bulk & Tipper. HeavyTorque is dedicated the specialist heavy haulage and heavy lift industry - a sector not dissimilar to the recovery world with skilled professionals using complex equipment to achieve incredible results. Bulk & Tipper, meanwhile, is aimed at the specialist bulk haulage market and covers everything from heavy duty rigid tippers to highly sophisticated bulk powder tankers. Register your interest today! https://www.on-scene.co.uk/
  9. Life changing injuries to Recoe Recovery Operator. Our thoughts are with them and their family. https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/recovery-worker-suffers-potentially-life-20521021?utm_source=whatsapp.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
  10. We are proud to announce support from one of the automotive leaders Green Flag to help bring awareness and safety. Damon Jowett Head of Service Delivery at Green Flag: "Green Flag never underestimate the valuable job people in the breakdown recovery industry, emergency services and road maintenance industry do and the vulnerable position they place themselves in everyday to keep the UK moving 24/7. We realise drivers not slowing down and moving over as they approach a temporary hazard is a major concern and often the cause of many avoidable collisions. The work that Slow Down Move Over is doing to raise awareness of the issue is something that Green Flag is fully committed to supporting and we will help in any way we can, to make it safer for both people stranded by the roadside, and for our colleagues working on the roads, so that they can get safely home at the end of their day."
  11. Hope to release some great news soon (thank you to https://www.daveharfordphotography.co.uk/... for the image) Be safe out there every one.
  12. AASP of Peterbourgh had there van hit whilst fending a breakdown situation on the 25th of March 2021 No one hurt thankfully! lucky they were there as the out come could of been worse.
  13. Apart of the #BlueLightAware campaign from GEM Motoring Assist about broken down or stranded vehicles on motorways or dual carriageways can increase the danger to the occupants. What can you do to help everyone stay safe? Slowdownmoveover #DriveSoOthersSurvive
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