January 21 2015.

Andy Nixon, a former police officer with a 30-year career policing the roads, has been named RoSPA’s new chief examiner for advanced driving and motorcycling.

Andy Nixon first joined RoSPA in 2013 as an examiner after retiring from West Midlands Police. During his policing career he become a qualified advanced grade one motorcyclist, an advanced grade one driver, and advanced City & Guilds qualified in vehicle examination for everything from mopeds to LGVs. In his final three years with the force he was also the deputy chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation.

Andy Nixon said: “I’ve always had an interest in road safety, as I had grown up amongst motorcycles and cars. As soon as I was able to start my riding and driving exams through the police, I did so straight away.”

RoSPA describes its advanced driving and motorcycling qualifications as “the pinnacle of civilian motoring”. Candidates receive free preparation for their tests through the RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders (RoADAR) network of more than 60 local groups and, to maintain standards, tests are retaken every three years.