My story is going to be featured on The One Show following a day of filming with presenter Dominic Littlewood. The piece is about a British Transport Police campaign – Operation Look – which is urging drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to take more care when approaching level crossings.
Fixer Ian Carter films with presenter Dominic Littlewood for The One Show.
On Tuesday 16th December, I had the opportunity to share my Fixers film with people passing through one of the UK’s busiest train stations, London Waterloo. Network Rail arranged for me to show my film in a police van, giving me the chance to tell commuters about my Fix.
Penny Mordaunt, MP for Portsmouth North, stopped by to support my project. She said: “It was great to meet Ian and learn about his project. He is doing excellent work in trying to ensure that others learn from his bitter experience. I wish Ian every success with his campaign.”
Fixer Ian Carter shows his film in a police van at London Waterloo station (L) and with MP Penny Mordaunt (R)
I presented my project to another 120 young people, this time at Poole High School.
I’ve started delivering my level crossing safety talks in schools. So far, I’ve been to five secondary schools and spoken to young people aged between eleven and fifteen. There can be up to 500 pupils in the assemblies. I plan to continue going into schools to show my Fixers film and deliver my railway safety message.
Network Rail, who are supporting my Fix, arranged for me to ride in a train cab! I travelled from Fratton Park in Portsmouth to London Waterloo. It was amazing. I want to work on the railways and this made me want to become a train driver even more.
Fixer Ian Carter rides in a train cab as a result of his level crossing safety Fix
My story was featured in the Portsmouth News. Click here to read the article.
Since my campaign was broadcast on ITV News, I've received positive feedback from others who are supportive of my message.
Kerry, Railway Safety and Standards Board: 'Ian came across really well and he obviously connects with the kids. I really hope it works out for him!'
Lindsay: 'This is fantastic and will get the message across. Very proud of you Ian.'
Ellie: 'Wow! What a moving and powerful piece. This is going to be such a fantastic resource that I've no doubt will make hundreds of young people stop and think. Well done!'