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Road Safety Powers and Devolution

Road Safety Powers and Devolution

This briefing paper sets out the road safety powers which are devolved.  It was compiled for PACTS by the  Department  for  Transport,  with  assistance  from  Transport  for  London,  Department  of  the Environment  Northern  Ireland,  Transport  Scotland,  the  Welsh  Government  and  Road  Safety  GB. PACTS understands that there has been no significant change in these powers since this date. The briefing is available here.

After the General Election……

After the General Election……

  Ministerial appointments and roles have now been released. Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin (MP for Derbyshire Dales) will remain in his position as Secretary of State for Transport at the DfT. Andrew Jones now has responsibility for road safety, national and local roads; Claire Perry continues with the main rail safety responsibilities; Robert Goodwill remains aviation minister; and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has aviation security. The details. The ministerial team includes two incumbent ministers: Robert Goodwill […]

March Written Questions

March Written Questions

2nd March Roads: Accidents Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of road traffic incidents in which a vehicle was damaged and a pedestrian or cyclist was at fault in each of the last three years. Mr Robert Goodwill: The Department only holds information on accidents involving personal injury. The number of reported personal injury road accidents where […]

PACTS Newsletter: March 2015

PACTS Newsletter: March 2015

I hope you have heard quite a lot about PACTS since our last newsletter. In partnership with others, PACTS has sought to keep transport safety – particularly road safety – in the public eye. Parliament will be dissolved on 30 March 2015, with the general election to be held on 7th May. As an All-Party Parliamentary Group PACTS ceases to exist during this period although PACTS as a charity continues. […]

Constituency Road Safety Dashboard goes live

Constituency Road Safety Dashboard goes live

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 […]