An E.On employee has been named as a Road Safety Hero by Trakm8 and Brake.
Sherry Cox, a smart meter technician from the energy supply and solutions provider, was recognised for her efforts and commitment to promote road safety within her immediate team and across E.On’s wider workforce.
A long-time supporter of Brake, Trakm8 partnered with the road safety charity to search for Britain’s Road Safety Hero to mark Road Safety Week 2022.
Cox received a £250 Amazon voucher as a prize.
She said: “It’s a real honour to be named a Road Safety Hero and receive this award. I’ve always considered part of my job to take personal responsibility for my driving as well for the condition of the vehicles I use. Road traffic incidents can have a terribly high cost, both in terms of their impact on the people involved and the business. If it’s within my power to take any steps that make an accident behind the wheel less likely, and helps keep others safe, of course I will, just as I hope any other responsible road user would. It’s such an important message that I’ll keep reminding my colleagues too.”
Cox installs smart meters across a busy inner-city patch, which requires awareness and attentiveness when driving between jobs. She’s known for her vigilance in carrying out vehicle checks and upholding the maintenance schedule.
Nick Guise, group marketing manager at Trakm8, added: “We have been inundated with entries for the Trakm8 Road Safety Hero award, as we were when we set up the Trakm8 Road Safety Hero Award last year. It’s great to see that this is a topic that is getting the attention it deserves and that drivers are being recognised for their hard work.
“Sherry stood out as someone who really personifies this year’s Road Safety Week message, ‘Safe Roads for All’. She has clearly and consistently worked to keep others safe and promote the right attitudes and practices in other drivers. This type of attitude goes a long way to making a difference to the level of danger posed by roads in the UK. Sherry is a credit to E.On, and the industry as a whole.”