Eamon Doran retires after lengthy road safety career

Eamon Doran

Eamon Doran, one of London’s longest serving road safety officers, has taken early retirement after 35 years in the profession.

Eamon’s road safety career started in 1980 as a road safety assistant with Southwark Council. At that time he was one of eight officers at Southwark involved in road safety education, training and publicity (ETP).

He left Southwark in 1985 to join Newham as a road safety officer, working his way up over two decades to become the borough’s principal safety education officer.

He re-joined Southwark in 2006 as a group manager, ending up with responsibility for 17 staff dealing with road safety, travel awareness, school travel plans and cleaner, greener and safer project management.

He was also tasked with making Southwark a 20mph borough, which was completed in March 2014.

Alongside his work for Southwark and Newham, Eamon was also treasurer of the LRSC and is currently a vice-president of the council, a post he will continue to hold in retirement.

Speaking about his retirement, Eamon Doran said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my 35 years in road safety and have had the honour and privilege of working with so many fantastic, dedicated professionals.

“As for retirement, I have plenty to keep me busy.

“As a magistrate I will be able to sit in court more often and I intend to continue my role as vice president with the LRSC.

“I may even do some consultancy work, with the occasional game of golf thrown in – obviously not at the same time!”