Blogger Profile: Tony Carter

By: Colin MotorCycle Direct

Tony’s career has been focussed around improving driving standards, teaching, safety and accident prevention and investigation.

Whilst a serving police officer and since his retirement, Tony has attended road safety courses at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in Birmingham, Horncastle and Cardington. He’s also attended various civilian accident investigation courses and other courses relating to the recovery of accident damaged and broken-down vehicles.

Over the past five years, Tony has been interviewed by various BBC local radio stations to comment on specific motorcycle and driving issues. Tony also featured on BBC TV, as well as local radio from time to time, where he was asked to provide comment on road safety, driving and motorcycle related matters. In 2014, Tony was filmed for the BBC TV programme “Fake Britain”, which has aired several times.

Tony holds an advanced Police class 1 car and motorcycle qualification as well as being a qualified Driving Standards Agency (DSA) qualified Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) and Direct Access (DAS) motorcycle instructor. He is also an accident investigator, vehicle examiner and a senior advanced motorcycle and driving examiner for the RoSPA. Tony has also been a Driving Standards Agency (DSA) subject matter expert since 1996. Subject matter experts, write and prepare the questions for the learner theory test. In 1980 he became an advanced riding and driving examiner for the RoSPA advanced driving association, and over the next 34 years rose to the position of senior driving examiner and Chief Motorcycle Examiner for a time. In 1995 he was appointed to the RoSPA national committee. Tony was one of three people responsible for setting up, establishing and running the RoSPA national diploma for advanced motorcycle instructors.

Over the past 20 years he has also carried out a number of case studies relating to how motorcycle clothing behaves in a crash and has acted as a consultant to a number of motorcycle clothing manufacturers and importers at both home and abroad.

Tony currently works for Hudgell Solicitors as an Incident and Advice Investigation Specialist.