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Another step towards roadside evidential breathalysers – MEBTI competition Stage 2

Another step towards roadside evidential breathalysers – MEBTI competition Stage 2

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has been awarded a grant by the Secretary of State for Transport to run a competition to encourage the development of mobile evidential breath testing instruments (sometimes referred to as roadside evidential breathalysers) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. The competition aims to result in one or more type approved instruments which can be operated by police forces throughout the UK […]

PACTS Appoints New Road User Behaviour Working Party Chair

PACTS Appoints New Road User Behaviour Working Party Chair

PACTS is delighted to announce that Professor David Crundall has been appointed the new chair of the PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party. David is Professor of Traffic and Transport Psychology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). He has worked in the field for over 20 years, and had undertaken research on behalf of many sponsors including the DfT, the DVSA, the RAC Foundation, The Road Safety Trust, the Engineering and […]

PACTS Response to Law Commission Consultation Paper – Automated Vehicles

PACTS Response to Law Commission Consultation Paper – Automated Vehicles

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has asked the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission to undertake a far-reaching review of the legal framework for automated vehicles, and their use as part of public transport networks and on-demand passenger services. This is a three-year project running from March 2018 to March 2021. As part of this review, PACTS has responded to the Law Commissions […]

Opportunities in Road Safety – events timeline

Opportunities in Road Safety – events timeline

  The PACTS timeline is available here The purpose of the timeline is to provide basic information on future events which may provide an opportunity to influence road safety. The categories used are based on the Safe Systems approach to road safety. This project has been made possible by funding from Rees Jeffreys Road Fund and Road Safety Trust If you would like to suggest events to be added please […]

Williams Rail Review – PACTS’ submission

Williams Rail Review – PACTS’ submission

PACTS has submitted evidence to the Rail Review, announced by the Secretary of State for Transport in September 2018 and chaired by Keith Williams, former Chief Executive of British Airways. Carolyn Griffiths, former head and founding Chief Inspector of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and now Chair of the PACTS Rail Safety Working Party commented, ”PACTS is pleased to make a submission to the Rail Review identifying  opportunities to further […]