This report was compiled following a summit held during Global Road Safety Week 2017 to review some successful measures designed to reduce vehicle speeds and to demonstrate what has been done to address this key risk factor. As one of a series of London events and as our contribution to improving international understanding of effective countermeasures PACTS collaborated with another leading road safety charity, RoadSafe to create this Speed Summit. The report […]
The implications of robots in the transport sector Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, University of West of England Alan Winfield’s work at UWE spans Research and Public Engagement. Conducting research in Cognitive Robotics within the Bristol Robotics Lab, he is a member of the Science Communication Unit, and undertakes public engagement work centred upon robotics. Robot ethics is a significant focus of his current work, including the development of new standards. For details of research, including current and recent projects, see: http://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/~a-winfield/ Details […]
PACTS has submitted a response to the European Commission’s consultation on GSR and PSR. The submission can be read here.
Speaker presentations Suicide prevention – a multi sectoral challenge – Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive, Samaritans Suicides on UK roads – lifting the lid. PACTS’ research findings – Katy Harrison, Policy Officer, PACTS (Full report here) Suicide classification in road traffic accident records – an important part for intervention in Sweden – Dr Anna-Lena Andersson, Special Adviser – Traffic Safety, Swedish Transport Administration What do we know about suicide? – Prof Ann […]
In a report published today, PACTS has revealed ground-breaking research that roads, vehicles and road infrastructure are being used by individuals seeking to end their lives.