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Safest Roads in the World…..?

Safest Roads in the World…..?

The safest roads in the world – but not for pedestrians. PACTS today (21 September) published a new report showing that Great Britain has consistently been among the world’s countries with the lowest rates of road deaths. However, the report shows areas where the UK does not compare so well. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of Britain’s road safety performance was commissioned by PACTS, researched by Brian Lawton and Chris Fordham of TRL, and […]

Department for Transport Road Safety Newsletter [September 2016.]

Department for Transport Road Safety Newsletter [September 2016.]

The Department for Transport has released their September Road Safety Newsletter. The newsletter summarizes the department’s recent announcements on road safety including proposals to support advanced driver assistance systems and the recent DVSA consultation on changes to the practical driving test. Available here.

Road Deaths Still Not Reducing

Road Deaths Still Not Reducing

The Great Britain road casualty statistics released by the Department for Transport today [4th August 2016] are worrying in a number of ways. Click the post for more information.

Fatal train accidents on Britain’s and Europe’s main line railways

Fatal train accidents on Britain’s and Europe’s main line railways

Professor Andrew Evans has updated his papers on fatal train accidents in Britain and Europe. ‘Fatal Accidents to Britain’s mainline railways’ updates the author’s previous statistical analyses of fatal train accidents on running lines on the national railway system of Great Britain to the end of 2015, based on fatal accident data over the 47-year period 1967 to 2015. There were no fatal train collisions, derailments or overruns in 2015 for the eighth […]

PACTS Conference: UK road safety and Brexit, 1st November 2016

PACTS Conference: UK road safety and Brexit, 1st November 2016

PACTS Conference: UK road safety and Brexit. This major conference has two main themes: 1. British Road Safety Statement. Almost one year ago the UK Government published Working together to build a safer road system – British Road Safety Statement. This has an ambitious list of policy initiatives to deliver casualty reductions every year. The conference will show which themes are emerging as Government priorities, the programme of actions that […]