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Roddy Benzies

Roddy Benzies, founder of Get2grips Advanced Motorcycle Training

In 2014, Roddy Benzies retired from the Scottish Police force. He spent the last 5 years as a Police Advanced driving and motorcycling instructor at the Scottish Police College.

This involved training both theory and practical aspects of all Police advanced driving and riding from slow speed manoeuvrability to high speed pursuit management. High standards of discipline and personal commitment were required at all times.

Roddy's Qualifications

  • Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency – Enhanced Rider Scheme Trainer
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Training and Development (Napier University)
  • Police Motorcycling Instructor Advanced Level
  • Police Advanced Motorcyclist – Class 1
  • City & Guilds Certificate in Police Forensic Collision Investigation
  • AI Damage Software Operator
  • Police Driving Instructor Advanced Level
  • Police Advanced Driver – Class 1
  • Pursuit Management Instructor
  • Police Security Escort Driving Techniques Instructor
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection – Tachographs and speed limiters – SQA Intermediate 2
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection – Prohibition – SQA Intermediate 2
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection – Light Vehicles and Motorcycles – SQA Intermediate 2
  • Police Traffic Patrol Operations – Hazardous Loads
  • Police Traffic Patrol Operations – Road Accidents
  • Police Road Traffic Patrols
  • Police Traffic Patrol Operations – Legislation
  • Police Traffic Patrol Operations – Tachograph Chart Inspection
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