“Multitasking” drivers who make business calls on the move may hope to impress the boss or close the deal – but they will achieve the exact opposite. This is the key message from Professor Andrew Parkes, chief scientist at TRL, one of the speakers to address a PACTS conference in London next month.* PACTS’ UK ROAD SAFETY SUMMIT: Drink, Drugs & Mobile Phones will focus on the annual 250 […]
EMBARGOED till 00.01 Wednesday 11th February 2015 Issued 10th February 2015 PACTS welcomes the launch of driverless car trials by Government ministers Vince Cable and Claire Perry today [Wednesday 11th February] in Greenwich. The Government has completed a review of regulations which gives the green light to projects in Greenwich, Coventry, Milton Keynes and Bristol over the next two years. The review was necessary to ensure safety and legal clarity before […]
A coalition of 24 business groups, transport organisations and leading individuals, led by RoSPA and including PACTS, has written to all Westminster parties asking them to commit to a Green Paper on young driver safety in the next Parliament. The manifesto proposal is here with the introductory letter. The supporters: Glenda Jackson CBE MP; Dr Sarah Jones; Lord Jordan of Bournville CBE; Professor (Emeritus) Frank P McKenna; Lord McKenzie of Luton; Barry Sheerman MP; The Viscount Simon; David Ward MP; AIRSO; Association […]
2nd February Police: Road Traffic Control Jack Dromey (Birmingham, Erdington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many traffic police officers were employed in each police force area in each of the last five years. Mike Penning: The table provided shows the number and proportion of full-time equivalent police officers within the traffic function for each police force area in England and Wales, as at 31 […]
International road and vehicle safety expert, Richard Cuerden, Technical Director for Vehicle Safety at the Transport Research Laboratory, has been appointed Chair of the PACTS Vehicle Design working party. For the full press release please click the link here.