Top roads cop opens up about the horror memory that motivates him to slash the road toll
Victoria has a new top roads cop.
Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing, Glenn Weir, has set the ambitious target of keeping this year’s road toll below 200.
The incoming top roads cop joined Neil Mitchell on air and revealed a horrific memory is what drives him to stay on track to reduce the road toll.
He was one of the first on the scene after four police were killed after being struck by a truck on the Eastern Freeway.
“I’ve been to numerous fatal and multiple fatality collisions over the years but I will never forget the scope and scale of that,” Mr Weir said.
“Knowing that it was some of my colleagues that were dead is something that drives me, personally, to reduce the road toll and also makes me realise how precious life is.
“It stays with me forever.”
Mr Weir says “nothing is off the table” when it comes to slashing the road toll.
Press PLAY below to hear Neil Mitchell’s full interview with the new top roads cop