HL Deb 03 May 2000 vol 612 cc180-1WA
Lord Campbell of Croy

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action the Metropolitan Police have taken to refine the training of drivers of vehicles that respond to emergency calls and to introduce new driving tests with the aim of reducing accidents; and whether other police forces are taking similar action. [HL2108]

Lord Bach

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has informed me that the Metropolitan Police "Safe Driving" Policy, which aims to raise and maintain police driving standards and so to reduce collisions, includes a policy on vehicle pursuits.

Together with all other Chief Officers in England and Wales, the Commissioner has accepted in principle the recommendations in the Association of Chief Police Officers' report on Police Pursuit Driving Training, including the introduction of a standardised police pursuit training course later this year.