A new report and ‘road safety dashboard’ published today by PACTS and Direct Line Car Insurance calculates the casualty rates for residents of each parliamentary constituency relative to the local population. (Report Available here) The Parliamentary Constituency Road Safety Dashboard, published in the run up to the General Election on 7 May, is intended to make it easier for MPs to see the road casualty picture in their constituency. Using […]
Cycling and Walking Stephen Timms (East Ham) (Lab): What steps he is taking to increase levels of cycling and walking. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Robert Goodwill): The Government are committed to increasing walking and cycling. We have more than doubled the funding compared with the previous Administration. We added a section to the Infrastructure Act 2015 that places a commitment on Government to produce a cycling […]
PACTS Chair Barry Sheerman MP is the primary sponsor of Early Day Motion (EDM) 893 on the topic of ‘Priorities for Road Safety'; tabled on 18.03.15. “That this House welcomes the publication of Priorities for Road Safety by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (an All-Party Parliamentary Group); notes that these priorities include the setting of ambitious casualty reduction targets, measures to reduce drink and drug-driving, implementation of double/single British summertime, safer road […]
A coalition of leading road safety organisations, including PACTS, has written to all Westminster parties urging them to include road safety as an election pledge and to commit any future government to reinvigorate efforts to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the UK’s roads. The organisations emphasise that, despite progress, road traffic remains the biggest source of death and injury for young people and the biggest danger that most people face in their daily lives. The manifesto proposal is available here. The supporters: […]
New safety technologies could play a major role in bringing the numbers killed on European motorways down, according to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), authors of a new report published today. The full press notice on the report is available here.