Fleet industry mourns road safety expert's passing
08 December 2016
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
Road safety expert Will Murray passed away earlier this week from an undiagnosed illness.
Murray, research director of Interactive Driving Systems, which subsequently became eDriving Fleet, specialised in the fleet sector and regularly spoke at industry events.
As well as his work with eDriving Fleet, Murray was involved with the Government-backed Driving for Better Business campaign, and was a founding member of road safety charity Brake more than 20 years ago, while he also advised the Government and large brands on road-safety matters.
Andy Cuerden, managing director of eDriving Fleet, paid tribute to Murray: "Will was motivated by a relentless passion for helping clients measure and maximise the impact of their safety programmes. Will was not just committed to results and efficacy, but driven by a need to demonstrate outcome. His dedication resulted in more than 70 client and partner awards."
According to Cuerden, over a million drivers have borne out the results of Murray's research.
Mary Williams, Brake chief executive, also paid tribute to Murray, who leaves behind a "far-reaching legacy".
"He was instrumental in helping me establish Brake in 1995 and served with distinction continually, and entirely voluntarily, for the past 21 years as a trustee, proving to be a huge asset to the charity through his road-safety expertise, his deserved and ever-increasing standing in the fleet safety industry, and his renowned generosity and kindness.
"We will never hear about the child whose life was saved when a truck did not reverse into them. But thanks to Will's straightforward recommendations that child, and many more, are out there. On behalf of them, and in recognition of the wonderful man he was, Brake honours Will's memory."
Murray leaves behind a wife and two sons.